Avoiding & Preventing Bad Breath
Bad breath can be extremely embarrassing and detrimental to your social life, especially if this is a consistent issue. If you follow the oral health care recommendations by Lindner Dental and avoid foods that lead to chronic bad breath, you can drastically improve this issue.
Some quick bad breath fighters include chewing on certain herbs, drinking water and avoiding tobacco. By educating yourself on what is hurting and helping can effectively resolve the issue.
Brush Your Teeth Regularly
Throughout the day, your teeth and gums acquire a textured film of bacteria so it’s encouraged to brush at least twice per day to remove this. It’s actually best practice to keep a toothbrush within reach in order to remove odors after a meal. In order to reduce gum pain, use a toothbrush with soft bristles and replace the toothbrush every three to four months.
Scrub Your Tongue
Plaque and food particles attach to the tongue throughout the day, leaving you with bad breath. The tongue should be brushed frequently in order to remove food particles that cause bad breath. A tongue scraper will certainly help with a coated tongue.
Floss Once Per Day
Flossing offers an array of benefits including fighting gum disease and bad breath, reducing puffy and bleeding gums. Try to floss once a day to fully remove plaque and food particles.
Clean Dentures, Retainers & Invisalign Trays
Since dentures, retainers, and Invisalign trays are in contact with your hands, dirty surfaces and germs, you’ll want to make sure you take good care of them. Clean each of these before putting them back in your mouth or you could suffer from bad breath.
Avoid Odorous Foods & Beverages
Both coffee and alcohol consumption have been linked to bad breath because they stick to the plaque in your mouth. Along with this, foods such as cheese, garlic, onion and peppers linger after a meal. While you certainly do not need to avoid these foods, be mindful that your breath will produce an odor after consumption.
Schedule a Cleaning at Lindner Dental
Always schedule appointments for routine cleanings! Lindner Dental offers cleanings for both children and adults. If you want solutions for your bad breath, give us a call today at 603.624.3900! During the appointment, we can help determine if your oral health is affecting your bad breath.