How’s your breath doing these days? Is it pretty bad? You know that if you’re eating foods that are known to cause bad breath, this is the first stop on your journey toward recovering a mouth that is not releasing embarrassing fumes. Once you check that off of your list, if you find that the problem persists, you may need to come in for a dental visit. Issues like decay, dry mouth, and infection can contribute, too! Until then, consider some quick fixes that just might do the trick.
Brush Your Teeth And Tongue
If you have bad breath that isn’t going away with the usual change in foods, then you’re probably in need of a good brushing. Thorough brushing removes smelly particles like bacteria and food. So, it’s time to turn your attention to ensuring you’re brushing according to best practices. Not sure you know what those are? Try this:
- Make absolutely certain that you brush your teeth two times a day
- Don’t miss a single spot: Brush all of your teeth, brush tissue at your gumline, and brush your tongue
Floss, Floss, Floss
Floss today, floss tomorrow, floss the next day. Bacteria between teeth that you’re not getting with your brush (because that’s not your brush’s job) are swept away when you floss daily. This, of course, contributes to good breath!
Clean Your Oral Devices
Are you someone who wears a partial, denture, or another type of oral device? Remember that bacterial buildup on these devices can lead to bad breath! As important as it is for you to keep your teeth and gums clean, it is equally important that you clean any and all dental work that is a part of your smile.
Avoid Bad Breath With Helpful Tips
Come in for a visit if you’re dealing with stubborn bad breath that you cannot seem to resolve. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.