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Eliminate Bad Breath

by | Jan 26, 2021 | Bad Breath, Family Dentist in Cheltenham

Eliminate Bad Breath

To put it mildly – bad breath is unsocial.

Fortunately, with proper dental care and a few good home remedies, bad breath can be controlled/banished.

Most often, the culprit can be traced to a build-up of bad bacteria in the mouth, so good oral hygiene is essential.

Other causes include foods, smoking, dry mouth, certain medications, gum disease, sleeping with an open mouth, snoring, and sinus conditions.

There are several other reasons as to why one may experience chronic bad breath, i.e. issues within the gut.

Your Cheltenham dentist will be able to provide options to consult an appropriate medical professional if bad breath is caused by reasons other than to do Oral health care.

Chronic bad breath, also called halitosis, is often a symptom of early-stage gum disease.

If you brush and floss regularly and still can’t fight off bad breath, consult your Cheltenham dentist.

After a dental examination, your Cheltenham dentist can diagnose the root cause of bad breath and recommend the proper method of treatment to eliminate bad breath.

Freshen Up Your Breath

The following fresh-breath secrets may also improve your breath:

Floss!

Food particles lodged between teeth emit a foul odour as they decay – need we say more?

Scrape

A tongue scraper removes bacteria trapped beneath taste buds.

Rinse

Many mouthrinses temporarily freshen breath, but rinsing with a baking soda or peroxide solution can help fight odour-causing bacteria.

Change Your Toothbrush

Prevent the spread of bad bacteria by replacing your toothbrush every three months.

Wet Your Whistle

Drinking water all throughout the day prevents dehydration and washes away vagrant food particles.

Beware of Beverages

Coffee, beer, wine, and whiskey are the top-of-the-list liquid culprits.

Spice Things Up

Keep some fresh sprigs of parsley or mint leaves at your disposal as quick, natural breath fresheners.

Cloves, cardamom, and fennel also have odour-fighting powers.

Optimum Dental Care in Cheltenham

At Dentist On Warrigal, our dentists and hygienists can provide suggestions to eliminate bad breath. When they do a thorough examination, they will be able to find a range of reasons as to why there is bad breath.

Dentist On Warrigal Cheltenham aims to promote optimum oral health to patients from Cheltenham and the surrounding areas.

Visit your dentist in Cheltenham to know more about your oral health condition and what we can do to improve it.

For your dental concerns and enquiries, contact us on (03) 9583 5506 or book your appointment online.

We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.