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Fighting Bad Breath Just Got Easier [BLOG]

When you partner with our Clinton Township, MI dentist’s office on your oral health care needs, you will find that our leader, Dr. Dobry, always takes the time required to get to know you as an individual so that he will be prepared to address your specific concerns at any given point. Bad breath can be an embarrassing thing that is not so easy to talk about, especially if it is the chronic variety known as halitosis. But if you tell us about your struggles in that realm, we can provide treatments, advice, and product recommendations so that your smile can return to a healthy state. Keep reading, to hear our related tips for bad breath, and then be sure to call 586-210-6828 to schedule your next easy appointment.

Drink More Water

Water does a body good. This is the one beverage that we dental professionals can find nothing bad to say about in regards to your smile. Obviously, that isn’t so when it comes to sodas or sports drinks! Plus, keeping yourself hydrated is one of the best things you can do to ward off bad breath. This is because saliva naturally eliminates bacteria in your mouth that is causing the bad breath. In order for saliva to be produced, you need to drink enough water. If you can find water with fluoride that is better yet.

Step Up Your Flossing Game

Beating bad breath is more a matter of destroying bacteria. Your mouth is actually crawling with dangerous bacteria even before you ever get your first tooth! Brushing is a great place to start your daily fight. But flossing is also an essential component. Try to floss twice a day or more to drive bacteria out from the hard-to-get regions in-between your teeth. That is often where the foul taste and smell comes from.

Work On Your Tongue

Don’t overlook your tongue when working on your daily hygiene routine. If you are afflicted with chronic bad breath, you should take some time to scrape and brush your tongue twice a day. Do it when you brush and floss! It will certainly help. We can show you the proper technique the next time you are here.

Don’t Mess With Mints 

As a quick fix for bad breath mints have long been a go-to. The problem is that most mints are loaded with sugar. Once the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that lingers is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria that has been contributing to your breath problems all along.

Call The Dobry Dental Team

Your dental checkups will connect you with professional teeth cleanings and oral exams, during which we will be able to assess the overall condition of your mouth, and check for any signs of trouble, while offering cost-effective solutions to whatever you may have to work through, including bad breath. 

If you are currently in need of help with bad breath, or you want to prevent that condition from ever taking root, all you have to do now is call us at 586-210-6828 or fill out our online form and request your easy appointment. Dr. Dobry is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, and the Macomb County Dental Association. So, your mouth will always be in good hands with us!

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