5 Tips for Fresher Breath

Each of us has experienced a case of bad breath at least once in our lifetime and bad breath is very embarrassing. Bad breath can make you shy and cause you to have low self-esteem. Bad breath is mainly caused by accumulated bacteria in the mouth, or on the tongue, due to poor dental habits. Most people experience bad breath upon waking largely due to food they ate the previous night. Bad breath can also be due to habits like smoking. Some health problems like diabetes or infection in the lungs or gums can also cause bad breath. The good news is that getting rid of bad breath and maintaining a fresher breath is easy. 5 tips on how you can maintain fresh breath
  1. Brushing and flossing our teeth, as well as cleaning our tongues more frequently may remove the accumulated bacteria, which are responsible for causing plaque and bad breath. Use a toothpick to remove food particles that are stuck in the teeth after eating foods like meat. Whenever possible, carry a toothbrush and toothpaste with you.  This will allow you to brush your teeth any time you eat.
  2. Sometimes we may need to visit a dentist for a professional cleaning to remove hardened plaque on our teeth. Have a dentist check and clean your teeth every six months, and tell him if you suspect you have bad breath.
  3. Speak with other people in order to avoid a dry mouth. Some people have salivary glands that do not produce enough saliva, which leads to a dry mouth. A dry mouth causes accumulation of bacteria and bad breath. Chew on some mint, which will not only promote the production of saliva, but will also maintain fresh breath.
  4. Take a good look at your diet, and always eat breakfast. When you skip breakfast, your stomach does not have anything to digest, and it emits a foul smell through the mouth. Avoid foods such as garlic, onion, chili, and seafood, which cause bad breath. Include fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, oranges and berries in your diet because they are easily digestible, prevent dental cavities and promote fresh breath.
  5. Quit smoking cigarettes. Smoking is a major cause of bad breath, and it turns your teeth yellow. This yellow color may be difficult to remove even with professional cleaning.
No one wants to talk about halitosis The bad news is that bad breath is something people are reluctant to talk about. Even if someone knows that you have bad breath, they do not want to tell you for fear of hurting your feelings. To know if you have bad breath, lick your hand, and smell it later. Dr. Peter Hazim can professionally clean your teeth and eliminate your bad breath problem. Please call us at (972) 727-5599.  We are conveniently located at 105 N. Alma Drive, Suite 100 in Allen, Texas.

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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