How to Cure Bad Breath

How to Cure Bad Breath

Posted by Brighton dentistry on Aug 6 2016, 09:06 AM

Are you having a good day with fresh breath, or are you having a poor day hiding bad breath? If others stay away from you because of your breath, use these breath-freshening tips and have a better day. Visit Brighton Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, where we can recommend the best treatment strategy for bad breath and your other specific dental needs.

What Is Bad Breath (Halitosis)?

Chronic bad breath, often known as halitosis, is frequently the result of poor dental care or dry mouth. The issue could also be a sign of a more serious oral disease or a sickness in another region of your body, such as stomach reflux, diabetes, kidney disease, or liver disease.

The Causes of Bad Breath

  • Poor dental hygiene 
  • Dry mouth
  • Smelly food
  • Tobacco products
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Infections in your mouth
  • Tonsil stones
  • Diabetes
  • Gum disease

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Floss and Brushing

Keep track of how long you brush; we recommend brushing for at least 2 to 3 minutes twice a day. Flossing is also important because food particles and bacteria that become trapped between your teeth could cause bad breath.

Consume More Water

Drinking water encourages your mouth to generate more saliva, which aids in the fight against bad breath. When your mouth is dry, the stink-causing bacteria grows. Drinking water also aids in the removal of particles caught between your teeth.

Sugar and Alcohol Should Be Avoided

Drinking alcohol dries your mouth, which encourages the growth of bad-smelling germs. Sugar feeds stinky bacteria and makes them multiply.

Don't Miss a Meal

Eating increases the amount of saliva produced, which helps to combat bad breath. When you skip meals, your mouth stays dry for prolonged periods, which promotes bacterial growth and bad breath.

Quit Smoking

Tobacco smoking fills the mouth with chemicals that can cause dental disorders, and it also dries out the mouth, allowing bacteria to thrive.

Chew Sugar-Free Gum

Chewing sugar-free gum increases salivation and helps to remove food particles that may have become lodged in your mouth. 

Regularly Visit the Dentist

To keep a healthy mouth, you should have your teeth professionally cleaned at least every six months. Removing hardened plaque and tartar from your teeth helps improve your breath and detect any infection or sickness.

Contact Brighton Dental for the best dental care. To book an appointment, call (801) 943-2020 or visit 2114 Fort Union Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake City, UT 84121.

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