Are you Wondering about your Breath?

 

Are you Wondering about your Breath? | Royal Dental | Houston TXHave you ever found yourself face to face with an important client, or with a person you like, and wondered “is my breath ok?” Many of us have had this experience. Many of us have had it more often than we’d like to admit. If you take a look at the checkout of any grocery store, you can see that breath is on the minds of most people. Mints and gum may help a little to freshen up, but they may also only partially mask the problem, making it obvious that there is a problem to mask.

How About Another Tactic?

If you would like to stop wondering about your breath and start feeling more confident in your freshness, consider what may be causing the problem.

Is it Hygiene?

Oral hygiene is the very basis of a healthy smile. To brush every day, morning and night, may not be enough to tackle a breath problem. In truth, brushing alone isn’t quite sufficient to keep the mouth optimally healthy. What is needed to minimize the risk of bad breath – and dental problems – is consistency with the following practices:

  • Two-minute brushing sessions morning and night. Two. Minutes.
  • You know that you need to floss. Did you know, though, that flossing cleans a decent percentage of the tooth surfaces in the mouth? If you don’t floss, these hidden surfaces don’t get clean. Without getting directly cleaned by floss, these surfaces in between teeth will accumulate plaque and bacteria, which means odor and much more.
  • Scraping may also be needed. Most people could do with a little tongue-scraping after they brush and floss. To brush the back of the tongue only means that bacterial buildup is slightly disrupted. And where does that bacteria go when you brush it? On your toothbrush. A scraper is much more efficient at eliminating bacteria that cause bad breath.
  • Rinsing with water is good, but rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash may be much better. The protection that comes from antimicrobial agents in mouthwash do more than freshen breath; they work to prevent bacteria for a longer period.

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Breath shouldn’t be a hindrance to your confidence. Contact Royal Dental for friendly dental care that keeps your mouth healthy and fresh.

 

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