Tips To Get Rid of Bad Breath Permanently

Tips To Get Rid of Bad Breath Permanently

Posted by ALLURE DENTAL on May 7 2023, 01:23 AM

Tips To Get Rid of Bad Breath Permanently

Halitosis is commonly referred to as bad breath. Bad breath is often caused by poor dental hygiene but can also be a sign of a more serious dental problem. In most cases, bad breath can be remedied by practicing good oral hygiene. Here are a few tips.

Brushing your teeth twice a day

You should be brushing your teeth twice every day. If you are only brushing once each day, you are already missing a lot of plaque and bacteria. You want to be removing as much of that as possible so you aren't leaving residue on your teeth that are later converted into odor-producing sulfur compounds by microbes in your mouth.

Flossing at least once a day

When food particles and bacteria get stuck in between teeth, it can lead to bad breath. Regular flossing helps to get rid of these bacteria and food particles stuck between your teeth and gums. However, if you don't floss regularly, plaque can build up and cause tooth decay. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to other serious oral health problems such as gum disease, tooth loss, and even heart disease.

Brushing your tongue

While brushing your teeth is standard oral care advice, many people forget about their tongue in their daily cleaning habits. Your tongue is covered with tiny bumps called papillae, which are prime real estate for bacteria that cause bad breath and other oral health problems. When you brush your teeth, make sure to brush your entire mouth and scrub your tongue to remove bacteria and plaque buildup. Tongue scrapers are a great option for cleaning your tongue when you are on the go!

Cleaning your dentures or dental appliances

You can prevent bad breath by cleaning your dentures or dental appliances regularly. Rinse them under warm water before placing them back in your mouth. Bacteria and plaque can build up on your denture, so it's important to brush it gently after each meal. If your dentures are removable, make sure you take them out every night and clean them well before you put them back in.

Avoiding dry mouth

When you aren't producing as much saliva as you should, your mouth can become very dry. Saliva has antimicrobial properties that kill odor-causing bacteria and wash away food particles and plaque from the mouth. If your mouth is too dry, bacteria can build up and lead to bad breath.

A dry mouth can be caused by certain medications, salivary gland problems, smoking, dehydration, or even breathing through the mouth instead of the nose. If you think you might have a dry mouth, talk to your dentist about what you can do to help it.

Regularly getting a new toothbrush

You should also replace your toothbrush every three months or so. A worn toothbrush won't remove all of the bacteria and particles from your mouth – in fact, it may actually contribute to them staying in your mouth longer. The bristles become frayed and less effective in removing debris. They also lose their shape, which makes it difficult to brush effectively. Eventually, the bristles may even snap off.

Schedule regular dental checkups

Regular appointments are the best way to prevent dental problems and bad breath, so don't miss yours. A dental appointment every six months is usually the standard, but you may need to see the dentist more frequently if you're prone to cavities, bad breath, or if you develop gum disease.

If you are looking for the best dentist who can treat your oral issues, visit ALLURE DENTAL at 8170 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 150, Fulton, MD 20759. Call us at (240) 456-0717 to book an appointment. 

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