At Sunrise Dental, we make it our mission to provide a wide range of preventive dentistry services that are designed to optimize both oral health and appearance for children, adults, and seniors alike. If you live in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, you owe it to yourself to come see what Dr. Vice can do for your smile. But we do more than make you look great. We also help with other behind-the-scenes dental issues. For example, if you suffer from a chronic condition known as halitosis, this can be extremely embarrassing and perhaps confusing. But we want you to know that there is plenty that you can do to improve your situation. In today’s post, we wanted to put forth some tips for fighting bad breath. Keep reading and then be sure to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment at one of our convenient locations.
Don’t Grab Breath Mints!
It makes sense at the time. You get a nasty taste in your mouth, and so you grab a mint, cover it up, and move on. The only thing is that most mints are full of sugar, which is the real problem with mints. After the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that remains is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria causing your breath problems in the first place. If you go for mints, it can perpetuate a vicious cycle. If you must, try chewing on some sugar-free gum instead of breath mints.
Do Floss More Often!
Home hygiene is key. You will need to rely on some tools to help you get the job done. Did you know that overcoming chronic bad breath is actually a matter of destroying bacteria? We can tell you that brushing is a really great start. But dental floss is an even better weapon in this ongoing war. You should attempt to floss twice a day or more to drive bacteria out from the hard-to-reach areas in-between your teeth.
Pay Extra Attention To Your Tongue!
Many people don’t give their tongue its proper due. If you are dealing with chronic bad breath, take some time to scrape and brush your tongue. Do it at least twice a day, when you brush and floss! It will go a long way towards keeping bacteria on the run.
Water Is Always The Answer!
Did you know that keeping yourself hydrated is perhaps the best thing you can do to ward off bad breath? This is because saliva naturally eliminates bacteria in your mouth that is causing the bad breath. And in order for saliva to be produced, you need to drink lots of water. The awesome thing is that in many areas the tap water is infused with fluoride, which further protects your smile.
Schedule Regular Preventive Dental Appointments
Our preventive dentistry program will help you stay on the right path. And our team is up to date with the latest techniques. We utilize sophisticated computer technology for all patient evaluations to determine the condition of the patient’s mouth and what is the best possible treatment option for you!
Following the tips in today’s blog post and visiting our office every six months can be all it takes to keep your mouth free from harmful bacteria and bad breath!
Come See For Yourself!
If you have been inspired by today’s post, it is time to take the next step and contact us to set up your next appointment with Dr. Vice. Just call us for a preventive dentistry visit. Chapel Hill: 919-929-3996, Raleigh 919-878-0055, Durham: 919-493-3355 Cary: 919-701-6699!