Bad Breath? Here’s How you Can Banish it!

 

bad breath houston | beautiful smile houston txMorning breath is something we all experience. It’s a side effect of low saliva flow during our sleeping hours. Without saliva in the mouth, tiny microorganisms linger for hours on end, creating high sulfur content which causes an unpleasant odor. The good news is that we can do away with morning breath by brushing our teeth. Likewise, brushing or rinsing the mouth can also help to restore freshness after a garlic-laden meal. What happens, though, when you notice bad breath at inopportune times? Worse yet, what if your breath is unpleasant and you don’t even notice it, but others do?

Bad breath can be an embarrassing problem to endure, but you don’t have to. Here are some ways that Royal Dental recommends to avoid this concerning condition:

Take care of your mouth!

Yes, you are being told yet again that you should brush and floss your teeth. Here’s the thing. Every time you brush, you need to keep at it for two full minutes. When you are done, you need to floss. It’s simple, and it’s powerful. These two habits alone go a long way in preventing the accumulation of bacteria on teeth and gums, where they raise the number of sulfides in the mouth.

Tackle your tongue, too.

As a part of your hygiene routine, you want to address the issue of bacteria and residue that may accumulate on the back of your tongue. This can be done gently with a tongue scraper, a small instrument that fits easily in the mouth.

Stay hydrated.

Water, like saliva, is vital to the dilution of oral bacteria and acid and sugar residue in the mouth. Also, getting dehydrated can actually in itself be a cause for a foul odor on your breath.

Snack on crunchy fruits and vegetables.

Crunchy, fresh foods are natural cleansers that are also high in water content. Eating an apple, some carrots, or celery as a mid-day snack is a great way to supply the body with nourishment while freshening your breath.

See your dentist.

There are a number of reasons why bad breath may develop. If your hygiene is good and you drink plenty of water, talk with your dentist about other potential factors, such as gum disease or certain medications you may be taking.

Schedule a consultation

Royal Dental offers friendly care to patients of all ages. Bad breath is a problem that can affect children, teens, and adults, causing them to feel self-conscious or embarrassed. Get help for bad breath! Call (713) 330-7700 today! Royal Dental serves Pearland, Sugar Land, Houston, and the surrounding areas.

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