It is common for patients to experience bad breath every once in a while. However, when that bad breath is not solved by routine brushing and flossing, you may be experiencing halitosis. Halitosis is often an indication of a more serious health concern such as tooth decay or gum disease. Regular visits to the dentist will allow our team at Alexander Dentistry to check for any dysfunction in the mouth, teeth, and gums. Jacksonville, FL dentists Dr. Donald Alexander and Dr. Michael Greenburg offer a wide range of dentistry services to treat common dental concerns, including halitosis.
If your bad breath is not caused by an underlying dental concern, these simple tips can help eliminate bad breath and keep your teeth healthy.
Tips To Eliminate Bad Breath
- Brush and floss your teeth. Brushing and flossing can help remove odor-causing bacteria from sticking to the teeth. Food particles and debris can stick to the teeth and in between the teeth which can affect the breath.
- Rinse with an ADA approved mouthwash. An ADA approved antibacterial mouthwash can eliminate bad breath-causing bacteria.
- Use a tongue scraper. There are odor-causing bacteria that stick to the tongue. Most patients can benefit from scarping the tongue (using a tongue scraper) or using a toothbrush to brush their tongue.
- Drink water to stay hydrated. Water is a great way to eliminate bacteria and debris from the mouth. Water can help keep you hydrated and promote saliva productivity.
If you have any questions about products used to eliminate bad breath, contact Alexander Dentistry. Dr. Alexander and Dr. Greenburg can work with you to improve your oral health and eliminate bad breath.
To learn more about Alexander Dentistry, please visit our Jacksonville, FL dental practice. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 904.372.8157 or schedule an appointment online.