Bad breath isn’t pleasant – especially if you spend a good portion of your day talking to others. However, if you have chronic bad breath, it’s nothing to be too ashamed of. Millions of Americans deal with this problem.
However, there are ways to fight this problem. Our team here at Prescott Dental Group put together this list of tips to help you fight bad breath.
Drink enough water
Not drinking enough water throughout the day is one of the most common causes of chronically bad breath. Water helps wash away bacteria and food particles that cause bad breath. Drinking enough water is also great for your systemic health, which is just another way to show how important your oral health is to your overall health.
Brush your tongue
Another common cause of bad breath is a dirty tongue. If you’re not diligent in ensuring that your tongue is clean, bacteria will accumulate there and cause bad breath that lasts all day long. Make sure you brush your tongue while brushing your teeth. If you still need more help, use a tongue scraper as well.
Mouthwash is another great way to ensure that your mouth is as bacteria-free as possible. After brushing, a dose of mouthwash can help maintain that minty-fresh feeling for far longer.
If you have bad breath that just doesn’t seem to go away, try following the tips above. If it still doesn’t go away after that, there may be some underlying condition causing your chronic bad breath. If that’s the case, you need to see Dr. Mark Curtis and Dr. Edward Reifman immediately. He can be reached at 928-277-4754.