How can I make my breath smell nice?
Your dentists at Harvest Hills Dental Care in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, want you to have a smile you are confident in sharing–and great-smelling breath, too! However, many patients are unaware of what is causing them to experience bad breath. With a proper evaluation, our team can find the cause and offer bad breath solutions.
What can cause bad breath?
There are several reasons why bad breath may develop. Bad breath may be caused by the following:
- Eating certain foods
- Periodontal disease
- Tooth decay
- Dry mouth (xerostomia)
When you visit our practice for a cleaning and evaluation, we encourage you to talk to us about anything you are experiencing in the smile you would like to resolve. Bad breath may be easy to treat, and even temporary bad breath can be addressed with certain recommendations.
How do I make my breath smell nice?
Below are a few recommendations to combat bad breath or halitosis:
- Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated will help to flush out bacteria from your mouth and reduce the smell.
- Brush and floss regularly. Brushing at least twice daily and flossing once daily can help remove plaque buildup in hard-to-reach areas that cause bad odour.
- Try tongue scraping. Bacteria can accumulate on the back of your tongue, and scraping it off can help to reduce bad breath.
- Chew sugarless gum. Gum helps to stimulate saliva production, which helps to cleanse out any odour-causing bacteria in your mouth.
- Avoid foods high in odour-producing compounds, such as garlic and onions.
- Use an alcohol-free mouthwash. Alcohol tends to dry out the mouth, leading to bad breath.
By following these steps, you can ensure that your breath smells great and your smile stays confident!
If you have additional questions about keeping the smile beautiful, healthy, and free from bad breath, a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our Harvest Hills Dental Care team is the first step you can take! Connect with our team today by calling (365) 659-1008 to request an upcoming visit to our practice, conveniently located at 181 Green Lane East, Suite #2. We are open to new patients in and around the community.
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