We have all had, and dealt with, bad breath a time or two in our life, and have also known what it's like to be around someone who has it. Unfortunately, it can be uncomfortable and shameful and sometimes it's hard to tell if it's us who has it. Luckily, there is an easy test you can perform to see if in fact you have halitosis. After washing your hands, place your finger in the back of your mouth and swab some saliva off your tongue, wipe it on your hand and wait until it's dry to take a whiff. If it's fresh and neutral you're doing a good job, if you are grossed out by your own stench it is time to invest in more steps of oral hygiene. Here are some suggestions on how to stop bad breath from making its way to you as well as the reasons why bad breath starts...
- Brush your teeth, especially after every meal
- Floss regularly to remove any lingering food particles in between your teeth
- Brush the back of your tongue to keep harmful bacteria at bay
- Gargle with mouthwash
- Heal any infections of the throat or mouth that create bacteria
- Balance a healthy diet especially with fruits and veggies
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco products
By following these simple lifestyle changes you will be able to conquer bad breath as well as keep it at bay. When you know the root and cause of the problem, you also learn the solutions to fix it. Your bad habits, the foods you eat, and your overall health depend on you to keep your mouth healthy and happy.
About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL
At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles!
We feel that the purpose of our practice is to provide optimum dental care for each of our patients. It is our mission to deal with each person as if they were a member of our family and treat them as we would want to be treated ourselves.
We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002.