If your breath seems persistently bad, even though you brush and floss your teeth religiously and swear by the pack of mints you keep close by, then eliminating it might sometimes seem out-of-reach. As a common symptom of a wide variety of issues, chronic bad breath may be overwhelming, but it isn’t permanent; in most cases, you can cure
your bad breath
with simple improvements to your daily hygiene. If the issue is serious, then your Grand Prairie dentist, Dr. Smith
, can help uncover the cause and prescribe an appropriate treatment plan to restore your fresh breath and healthy smile.
Steps to Fresher Breath
Often, the reason behind persistent bad breath
is as simple as poor hygiene. When oral bacteria (the building blocks of dental plaque) accumulate en masse, some of them release foul-smelling sulfur compounds that taint your breath. You can help protect your teeth, gums, and tongue from being overrun by malodorous germs by;
- Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice every day
- Brushing in the morning to clear your mouth of bacteria that have gathered overnight
- Eating a well-balanced breakfast before brushing your teeth to help stimulate saliva production
- Rinsing your mouth with water if you can’t brush your teeth after a meal; the natural beverage helps wash away bacteria and neutralize their byproducts, such as volatile sulfur compounds.
- Drinking plenty of water throughout the day to avoid becoming dehydrated; if your mouth goes dry from lack of saliva, bacteria can grow much faster, as well as your risks of bad breath, cavities, gum disease, and other oral bacteria-related issues.
ABOUT YOUR GRAND PRAIRIE DENTIST:
Dr. Quinn Smith is a well-respected and highly experienced general, restorative, and family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX. He takes a patient-first approach that starts from the moment patients enter our Pecan Tree Dental
office, and he offers a three-year guarantee on all dental work that he performs. Whether you and your family are new or returning patients, you can schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us
at (972) 262-5111.