It is always a good idea to partner with a dentist that you can trust to handle whatever might arise in the course of a lifetime. It isn’t just the obvious dentistry things like fillings and root canals that you have to worry about, either. Something more personal like bad breath can be overcome with proper treatments, advice, and product recommendations from our Overand Park, KS team. Keep reading to hear some excellent tips for beating bad breath, and then be sure to call 913-338-3443 to schedule your next easy appointment with Dr. Rondeau or Dr. O’Neil.
Brush & Floss Like You Mean It
Fighting bad breath involves eradicating bacteria. Brushing is a great place to start your daily battle. But flossing is also an important next step. Flossing twice a day or more will help drive that bacteria out from the hard-to-get regions in-between your teeth.
Remember Your Tongue
Your tongue is not to be forgotten when working on your hygiene routine. If you are afflicted with chronic bad breath, you should take some time to scrape and brush your tongue twice a day while you are also working on your teeth and gums. This will make a big difference.
Drink Lots Of Water
Keeping yourself hydrated is one of the best things you can do to ward off bad breath. This is because saliva naturally eliminates bacteria in your mouth that is causing the bad breath. In order for saliva to be produced, you need to drink enough water. If you can find water with fluoride that will further help the health of your smile!
Leave The Mints Behind
Sure, the Mexican restaurant you had lunch at will likely have them by the door, but the problem is that most mints are loaded with sugar. Once the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that lingers is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria that has been contributing to your stench.
Call Blue Valley Smiles
This is the best tip, and not just because it pertains to us. You see, a professional will always know best what to look for to narrow down the source. Regualr dental checkups will connect you with professional teeth cleanings and oral exams, during which we will be able to assess the overall condition of your mouth, and check for any signs of trouble, while offering cost-effective solutions to whatever you may have to work through, including bad breath.
In addition, you can take advantage of amenities like pillows, blankets, and headphones for listening to music during your dental cleanings. If you’d like, you can also get a facial massage and a therapeutic cleaning treatment called Oraspa™. This treatment uses your senses of sight, sound, smell, and touch to relax you and promote overall wellness.
So, if you are looking for help with bad breath, or you would simply like to avoid that problem in the first place, all you have to do is call us at 913-338-3443 or fill out our online form to schedule your preventive dentistry appointment.