October 17, 2016
At Synergy Dental Center, we provide a wide range of preventive dentistry services that are designed to optimize health and appearance for children, adults, and seniors alike.
But the condition of your smile isn’t the only thing that can have an adverse impact on your life. Many patients suffer from a chronic condition known as halitosis. This can be extremely embarrassing. But we want you to know that there is plenty that you can do to improve your situation.
In today’s post, we want to offer some of Dr. Porter’s tips for fighting bad breath. He is the resident smile expert in our community and has been around long enough to know what can help improve your situation.
Keep reading and then be sure to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment in our Gillette, WY dentist’s office.
Breath Mints Are Never The Solution
We understand that when you get a nasty taste in your mouth, it’s easy to grab a mint, cover it up, and move on. The only thing is that most mints are full of sugar.
Here’s 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 opt for mints, it can perpetuate a vicious cycle. If you must, try chewing on some sugar-free gum instead of breath mints.
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 zones in-between your pearly whites.
Pay Attention To Your Tongue
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 at bay.
Water Is The Key
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 good road. 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!
As such, following the tips in today’s blog post and visiting our office every 6 months can be all it takes to keep your mouth free from harmful bacteria and bad breath!
Make It Happen!
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. Porter in our Gillette, Wyoming dentist’s office. We’ll give you plenty to smile about!