Three Things You Can Do About Bad Breath

May 16th, 2014
Easton Dentists Mar 1st, 2017

You only have one chance to make a first impression. Don’t let bad breath be any part of someone’s first interaction with you. Follow these three tips and you will always be confident that your breath is fresh.

  1. Keep your mouth moist. A dry mouth has a lack of saliva, which can lead to tooth decay and bad breath. Drinking plenty of water is the best way to ensure that your mouth has the appropriate amount of moisture. Using sugarless candy or chewing sugarless gum can also help keep the mouth moist, and fight bad breath.
  2. Stick to fresh-smelling foods. Potent and spicy foods, such as garlic and onion, are major causes of bad breath.  These foods can even make their way into your bloodstream, and ultimately make any bad breath even worse.
  3. Choose gum. It is a common myth that after-dinner mints help ward off bad breath. The sugar in mints actually promotes the growth of bacteria that causes bad breath. Chewing sugarless gum will increase your mouth’s production of saliva, which will help prevent bad breath.

Having a healthy mouth is the most important factor in having fresh breath. A healthy mouth starts with having regular dental examinations. Contact The Dental Center today to schedule your exam.

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