How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath

by | Sep 16, 2022 | General & Preventive Dentistry, Oral Health

One of the many benefits of maintaining good oral hygiene is better breath. By regularly brushing, flossing, and staying on top of regularly scheduled preventive dental visits with your Crownsville dentist, you can reduce your risk of developing bad breath by minimizing the bacteria and gum disease that create it. A clean toothbrush is also an important part of a clean mouth, which is why patients receive a new one at each visit. 

Daily brushing may be a given for many, but did you know that it’s also important to brush your tongue? Giving your tongue a gentle scrub after brushing your teeth also helps reduce the build-up that can contribute to bad breath. If you’re struggling with bad breath despite brushing twice a day, try brushing after every meal. Many people find it helpful to keep a toothbrush at work so they can clean their teeth and tongue after lunch. Staying hydrated is another great way to promote better breath by preventing dry mouth and generating saliva which helps break down oral bacteria. It’s also important to make sure any mouthpieces such as night guards, aligners, and retainers fit properly and are cleaned regularly.

In serious cases of bad breath that can’t be tamed by these best practices, it may be that you have a cavity or infected tooth. If that’s what you’re experiencing, don’t worry – we can help you get to the root of the issue!

Patients of Crownsville Dental & Wellness Solutions know that we offer top-of-the-line techniques for treating all of your oral health needs. We pride ourselves on delivering gentle, non-invasive care to keep your smile healthy. Give us a call today and we’ll get you scheduled for an appointment. Our friendly staff is here to help you identify the underlying cause of your unwanted bad breath and offer solutions that will deliver lasting results!