Today we want to deliver some good news about bad breath. This situation can be embarrassing, sure, particularly when it involves a chronic condition known as halitosis. Still, we want you to know that this is a common problem for which we can provide treatments, advice, and product recommendations so that your smile can return to a healthy state. Keep reading to hear our related tips, and then be sure to call 720-504-2539 to request your next easy appointment in Longmont CO.

Mints Won’t Solve The Problem

If we’re being honest, a mint can cover up an unappealing flavor momentarily, so that you can go on with your day. That’s why so many restaurants offer them after dinner. The problem is that most mints are loaded with sugar. Once the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that lingers is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria that has been causing your breath problems in the first place.

Flossing Is A Must

We want you to consider this: beating bad breath is actually a matter of destroying bacteria. Brushing is a good beginning. But flossing is also a must. You should attempt to floss twice a day or more to drive bacteria out from the hard-to-get regions in-between your teeth. That is often where the foul taste and smell originates.

Remember Your Tongue

Don’t overlook your tongue when working on your daily hygiene routine. If you are afflicted with chronic bad breath, you should take some time to scrape and brush your tongue twice a day. Do it when you brush and floss! It will certainly help.

Drink Water, Lots Of It

Water is so good for the human body. Plus, we now know that keeping yourself hydrated is one of the best things you can do to ward off bad breath. This is because saliva naturally eliminates bacteria in your mouth that is causing the bad breath. In order for saliva to be produced, you need to drink enough water. If you can find water with fluoride that is best.

Call Silverleaf Dentistry

When you visit our welcoming office for your 3-6 month dental checkup we will always provide you with professional teeth cleanings and oral exams to assess the overall condition of your mouth, and check for any signs of trouble, while offering sound and affordable solutions to whatever you may be dealing with, including bad breath. Our office also features a 42” HD screen to display highly detailed digital X-rays, so you get a realistic view of what we see going on inside your mouth. Plus, we use iPads to show you animations of each step of your treatment plan.

We hope you have been inspired by today’s post. If you are currently in need of help with bad breath, or merely want to prevent that condition from taking over, all you have to do now is call Silver Leaf Dentistry today at 720-504-2539 to request your next appointment in Longmont, CO. Be sure to take advantage of our flexible hours in the early mornings and evenings.