What are some home remedies for bad breath?

Bad BreathDr. Lindsey F. Marshall of Ardmore, PA is a dentist who believes in helping new and existing patients in achieving the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. However, sometimes patients experience concerns that may make them feel self-conscious about their smile. When bad breath occurs, it is important that patients book a consultation with their dentist to determine the best remedies to improve it.

What can be done for bad breath?

  • Maintain a healthy smile. Brushing and flossing after every meal can greatly reduce the severity of bad breath.
  • Floss the teeth to remove food particles. Food particles that get stuck between the teeth can contribute to bad breath.
  • Brush the tongue. Many patients don’t realize that brushing the tongue with toothpaste will help reduce bad breath!
  • Use mouthwash between brushes. When bad breath persists, use mouthwash whenever possible in-between brushing after meals.
  • hew sugar-free gum to improve saliva production. Dry mouth can contribute to bad breath. It can be caused by poor saliva flow. Not only can flavored sugar-free gum cover bad breath, but it can improve saliva production which can also help. Make sure to choose a sugar-free gum that is good for the teeth.
  • Drink lots of water to stay hydrated and wash away food particles. Drinking water not only keeps you hydrated, but can address bad breath by washing away food particles and acids that may contribute to tooth decay and periodontal disease.

What should I do if bad breath persists?

Some patients may be diagnosed with a condition known as halitosis, which is chronic bad breath. However, most instances of bad breath may be linked to a medical condition or due to periodontal disease. If it important for patients to visit with their dentist routinely for dental cleanings and evaluations. If periodontal disease is present, it can be contributing to bad breath. With treatment, many patients can eliminate their bad breath while maintaining their oral health and wellness.

Schedule a visit with Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall and her team today

Ardmore, PA patients can connect with the front office to book an appointment at (610) 649-0696. The practice, located at 32 Parking Plaza, Ste. #602, is accepting new patients and families.

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