Top 5 Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

Bad breath is an issue that affects millions of people including up to half of middle age and older adults. You may have experienced this problem yourself or noticed it on someone you care about. Here’s what you can do;

5. Change some personal habits. Need another reason to stop using tobacco or other alcohol consumption? Both are known to cause bad breath. Eating strong food like cheese and onions can also contribute to the problem.

4. Control dry mouth. Certain drugs or medical conditions may cause persistent dry mouth. Without adequate saliva flow, bacteria can multiply in the mouth resulting in unpleasant odors. As a remedy, try drinking plenty of water or chewing xylitol gum to stimulate saliva production.

3. Get a professional cleaning. If it’s been awhile since you’ve had your teeth professionally cleaned. It may be time to let an experience hand to remove hardened layers of bacteria rich biofilm that can cause malodorous mouth.

2. Improve your oral hygiene. On a day to day basis, it’s up to you to keep bacteria in your mouth under control and help keep your breath smelling fresh. That means proper brushing, flossing and use of a mouth rinse every day.

1. Come in for a check up. Persistent bad breath can have many causes. When you get a complete examination, your dentist can find out where the problem is coming from and help you control it. Those breath mints are just a cover up. When you’re serious about fighting bad breath ask your dentist for help.

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