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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Newport Beach Dentist Discusses How To Avoid Bad Breathe

Bad breath is a common problem that originates from oral bacteria. If you have trouble with bad breath, try some of the solutions below.

Maintain Good Dental Hygiene

It seems obvious, but keeping your mouth clean is the best way to prevent halitosis. The foul smell comes from the bacteria in food debris stuck between your teeth and around your gums. To get rid of that smell, you need to get rid of that debris. Try to…
• Brush at least twice a day
• Floss daily, especially after a high-protein meal
• Rinse with antiseptic mouthwash
• Use a tongue scraper to remove hard to reach bacteria
• Use dry mouth toothpastes and rinses if you find that your mouth is too dry

Keep a Proper Diet
What you eat can be just as significant to the smell of your breath as your cleaning habits. Some diets to consider are as simple as…
• Eating fibrous foods to promote saliva flow and limit bacteria growth
• Staying hydrated with water
• Limiting sugary or acidic foods and drinks
• Eating a healthy breakfast in the morning to start saliva flow early
• Using a straw to keep sugary liquids away from the teeth

Bad breath can be a symptom of serious medical conditions if present alongside discolored mucus, blotches, and/or bumps on your tongue. See your doctor if you notice any of these.

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