How to Combat Bad Breath
By Wynn H. Okuda DMD
April 02, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Combat Halitosis at our Dental Day Spa of Hawaii
When talking to other people, the last thing you want to experience is someone separating themselves from you due to bad breath. Also known as halitosis, bad breath can be both unpleasant and embarrassing. However, there are many techniques for putting an end to this pesky problem and our cosmetic dentistry office in Honolulu, Hawaii will work with you to create an appropriate treatment plan.
Let’s take a look at ways you can combat bad breath:
- Practice Good Dental Hygiene – The leading cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene, which means you need to brush and floss your teeth daily to remove food and debris that cause tooth decay. Remember to brush twice a day and to floss daily. And don’t forget to brush your tongue!
- Prevent Dry Mouth – Dry mouth is an ideal environment for bacteria that causes bad breath. When your mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva, food particles that would normally be washed away remain in your mouth, allowing bacteria to grow. To combat dry mouth, drink plenty of fluids—especially water.
- Watch What You Eat – What you eat can play a large role in the smell of your breath. To avoid bad breath, avoid foods with garlic or onion, as these trigger foul smelling breath. Instead, increase your daily intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, which naturally clean your mouth.
Don’t let bad breath hinder your social life any longer. Contact our office today to enjoy our dental day spa and to combat your bad breath. While you fight bad breath, we can also help you brighten your smile with teeth bleaching in Honolulu so that you not only have fresh breath, but a bright smile, as well.