Are you doing everything you can to keep your smile safe and clean? If you notice any changes in your oral health, there could be several risks present, including halitosis. If you are suffering from halitosis, also known as bad breath, it may be more than just simply foul odors emanating from your mouth. To dig deeper, speak with your dentist. Once you understand what the cause of your bad breath could be, treatment prevention methods can be employed.
Your oral hygiene habits are fundamental in making sure that your smile receives the necessary care to eliminate any risks associated with plaque buildup or food debris in your mouth. Because bad breath is commonly associated with bacteria, you will need to eliminate as much bacteria as much as possible. Several forms of bacteria can often collect on your tongue as well, so make sure you clean your tongue with a toothbrush or tongue scraper. Don’t forget to visit your dentist for routine cleanings every six months.
Saliva also plays a key role in your mouth, so you need to make sure that you’re producing enough saliva every day. To produce additional saliva, eat watery and crunchy foods. Saliva can rinse away food particles and neutralize the harmful acids that could be responsible for your bad breath. Also, remember to eliminate unhealthy habits in your lifestyle that cause immediate bad breath, such as smoking or chewing tobacco. Not only can tobacco cause bad breath, but it can also stain your teeth and eventually cause tooth loss and cancer.
Do you have any questions or concerns about our halitosis treatment and prevention plans? You are welcome to stop by our office. To schedule an appointment with our dentist at Nelson and Associates McKinney, call our dental office in McKinney, Texas, at 972-529-5111. Dr. H Arthur Nelson and our entire team can help you choose the right service for a brighter smile!