Pismo Beach dentist Perry Patel, DDS, releases tips on how to reverse bad breath
–This week, Pismo Beach dentist Perry Patel D.D.S., released a report titled, “How to reverse bad breath.”
Read the report below:
Having bad breath is a sign of unhealthy oral hygiene and can point to different concerns regarding dental health. There are various ways to combat, reverse, and prevent bad breath from home methods to trips to the dentist. Here are simple tips and tricks to reversing bad breath to achieve better overall health.
What causes bad breath?
Bad breath is mainly caused by food particles that are trapped in the mouth for long periods of time. The bacteria from these food particles make “bad breath”. If brushing and flossing are not done regularly, food particles will accumulate and worsen the symptoms. In addition, smoking, tobacco, and liquids that stain teeth can cause problems in the mouth and worsen bad breath. Having a dry mouth can also cause bad breath.
How do I reverse bad breath?
The first step in reversing bad breath is by following a schedule of brushing and flossing daily. Look into different mouthwashes that can fight bacteria in the mouth. If any objects enter the mouth, such as retainers and dentures, make sure to clean the objects carefully and the areas where they fit in the mouth. To combat a dry mouth, drink plenty of water or chew sugar-free gum to improve saliva production.
How do I prevent bad breath from happening?
Having good oral hygiene habits is a start. Brush and floss at least twice a day, avoid excessively sugary food that can eat away at enamel, and have regular checkups at the dentist.
What can the dentist do in response to bad breath?
Dentists can offer different treatments for bad breath. If the bad breath is linked to gum disease, the treatment differs. If the bad breath is simply lifestyle related, the dentist could advise multiple products to use to reverse bad breath.
Located on the Central Coast, Perry Patel D.D.S. General & Cosmetic Dentistry for the entire family provides reliable and modern tools for improving oral health. With many years of experience, Dr. Patel and the knowledgeable staff are proud to serve the Central Coast. Contact Pismo Beach dentist Perry Patel D.D.S. General & Cosmetic Dentistry for the entire family at (805) 489-4761.
Perry Patel DDS
901 N Oak Park Boulevard
# 103, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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