One of the most common problems that people have with their dental care, aside from cavities, is halitosis, or more commonly known as bad breath. At our office, we care about your oral health and have compiled a list of three things that you can do every day to make sure that you are not plagued with the issue of halitosis.Brush and Floss Daily
Although it may be second nature of some, there are many people who do not use best practice when it comes to brushing and flossing their teeth. Because there are over 700 types of bacteria in the mouth, it is important to keep the mouth as clean as possible. The best defense against bacteria is to brush your teeth thorough twice a day. You should also be flossing at least once a day. This will help to remove food and plaque trapped within the teeth that cause halitosis.
There are some foods, like garlic and onion, which we all know can cause bad breath. There are also some foods that cause bad breath that you may not have expected. Meat products are known for getting stuck in teeth, and sticking around even after you have had a drink to “wash it down”. These meat products are a good way for bacteria to form between teeth, and cause bad breath.
A dry mouth can quickly lead to bad breath as well. The less saliva you are producing, the more likely it is for a case of bad breath to arise. Saliva is needed to wash away foods, and clean your natural antibacterial. Therefore, drinking water periodically throughout the day will help you to produce saliva.
At Artistic Touch Dentistry we are always happy to share any news that can positively affect your overall dental health. Call our offices today to see how we can improve your dental health.