Many people wake up with bad breath in the morning, but it goes away once they’ve brushed their teeth. For others – more than 80 million people – the bad breath is harder to treat. These people suffer from chronic halitosis or chronic bad breath. There is a big difference between the occasional bad breath after eating garlic bread and the misfortune of having chronic bad breath that isn’t easily cured by mouthwash. (more…)
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No one likes dealing with bad breath. It can be quite embarrassing, so much so that bad breath (halitosis) is the third most common reason people seek dental care. Poor dental hygiene is typically the cause of bad breath, as bacteria in the mouth breaks down food particles and produces sulfur compounds (stinky!). Here are a few ways you can keep your mouth fresh and your teeth and gums healthy at the same time. (more…)
Brushing your teeth regularly is essential to healthy oral hygiene. Your smile is often the first thing someone notices about you, so most people aim to keep their teeth clean and white through daily brushing and flossing. But do you ever take the time to think about how dirty the toothbrush you are using to “clean” your teeth might be? Or when it is time for a new one?
Bad breath can be a major hindrance to your everyday life. It can ruin a promising date, a solid job interview, or even just an evening with friends. Ok, bad breath might not completely ruin all of those things, but it is a major indication that your mouth is not in the best health. That’s why we’re going to be talking about how you can defeat bad breath using the power of good hygiene. Are you ready to learn more? Well, here we go!
Do you have a case of halitosis? Halitosis is the clinical term for bad breath, and many Americans suffer from it. Now, there are many causes of bad breath from minor ones to major medical emergencies. So, it’s always a good idea to keep tabs on your breath. Let’s find out about symptoms and causes! (more…)
Do you suffer from bad breath? Also known as halitosis. If so, you are not alone. More than 40 million Americans currently suffer from embarrassing bad breath. Luckily, there are several simple ways to help freshen your breath and fight back against bad breath.
Fresh Breath Tips
- The Basics: Oral hygiene 101: brushing and flossing. One of the primary causes of bad breath is plaque. And the best way to fight plaque is through good oral hygiene, which begins with brushing and flossing. You should brush at least twice a day (preferably more) and floss once a day.
- Don’t forget the Tongue: To eliminate that bad breath-causing coating on your tongue, consider scraping your tongue after you are done brushing your teeth,
- Mouth Wash: The final step of your daily oral health routine should be mouth wash. Not only will mouth wash freshen your breath, but it also attacks the bacteria responsible for bad breath.
- Chew Gum: Breath mints do nothing but mask bad breath. Gum, on the other hand, helps stimulate saliva production, the mouth’s natural defense against plaque.
- Visit your Dentist: Visiting your doctor at least twice a year is an important part of your oral health routine. During these visits, a dental hygienist will provide a variety of services, including dental cleanings (prophylaxis), deep scaling (scaling and root planing), fluoride treatment, and much more.
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