Bad Breath – Part 2
Bad breath… can it be reversed and what can you do to prevent it?
The simple answer is yes it can be reversed and is preventable!
Bad breath can easily be reduced or prevented if you:
Practice good oral hygiene.Brush twice a day for a minimum of 2 minutes to remove food debris and plaque.Brush teeth after you eat (keep a toothbrush at work or school to brush after lunch).Don’t forget to brush the tongue, too.Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months and immediately after an illness.Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day before bed.Dentures should be removed at night and cleaned thoroughly before being placed in your mouth the next morning.See your dentist regularly every 4 to 6 months. We will conduct an oral exam and complete a professional teeth cleaning, detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor.Stop smoking and chewing tobacco-based products. Ask your dentist for tips on kicking the habit.Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist.Keep a log of the foods you eat. If you think they may be causing bad breath, bring the log to your dentist to review. Similarly, make a list of the medications you take as some drugs may play a role in creating mouth odors.
Come in for a professional consultation and cleaning today and experience the DaVinci Difference!