Do you have bad breath that you’re wanting to get rid of? Everyone suffers from bad breath, or halitosis, at some point. But the good news is that there are several at home remedies you can try that may help you banish the odor.
First and foremost, brushing your teeth after you eat can help rid your mouth of food particles. If you have a dental appliance or dentures, make sure you clean them well at least once a day. Some toothpastes may have antibacterial properties that can help control odors.
Flossing at least once a day can also reduce the amount of food particles that remains trapped between your teeth. These particles react with bacteria in your mouth and produce plaque, which can ultimately lead to gingivitis.
Avoiding a dry mouth is also helpful because saliva helps rid your mouth of food particles. Avoid foods and drinks that dehydrate you. Instead, you can chew on some gum or a piece of sugarless candy to stimulate saliva production.
You might benefit by changing your diet. If there are foods that you know will give you bad breath, you may not want to eat them at certain times.
Bacteria can reside on your tongue, so brushing it can also help reduce odor. If you have a film built up, you might consider getting a tongue scraper.
We at Savannah Dental Associates, recommend changing your brush every three to four months. Doing this can help ensure that your brush is in the right condition to clean your teeth.
Regular checkups with our dentist can also help with halitosis because your teeth can get cleaned and examined. If you’re in the Garden City, Georgia, area and would like an appointment with Dr. Philip Cooper, please call us at 912-234-5003.