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Whether it is your own or someone else’s, no one likes to smell bad breath. Any family dentists will agree that poor smelling breath reveals much about a person’s dental hygiene habits (or the lack of any in some cases). Left over bacteria that multiplies and builds up within the mouth—especially at night—are the most obvious culprits behind bad breath production. Make sure that your breath reveals only healthy, fresh habits by following these tips on ridding of bad breath forever.
If you are done brushing your teeth before you favorite song is over, then you may not be brushing your teeth and gums long enough. Also, if your toothpaste is not accompanied by floss then your dental hygiene ritual is not complete. Keeping up with both brushing and flossing, on a regular basis, will greatly improve the health of your mouth, and decrease bad breath germs.
Your teeth and gums are not the only parts of your mouth needing to be cleaned. Your tongue’s cleanliness also affects the overall hygiene of your entire mouth. Start to incorporate mouth washes and gargles, as well as at home tongue scrapers into your dental care regime for best results of dental care cleanliness.
Now more than ever dehydration and dry mouth are huge issues that come along with summer time fun. But when a mouth gets dehydrated, along with other health issues, salivation begins to slow, and halt. And a dry mouth quickly leads to bad breath. By staying hydrated with consistently drinking the correct amount of water for you, you will help keep your mouth clean, hydrated and fragrance-free.
For more advice on maintaining good dental health and ridding of bad breath forever, contact us at Gutierrez Orthodontics today. We will make sure your oral hygiene habits are at their best so that your mouth is at its healthiest.