What To Do About Bad Breath
“Great,” you think to yourself. “This bad breath is still here.” Maybe you’ve added a mouth wash to your routine, hoping it would fix the problem, but it only masks it for a few hours. Perhaps you thought it would just go away on its own or that you’d just ended up with one bad case of morning breath. If you think you’ve hit a wall and may suffer from unkindly breath for the rest of your years, we remind you: We can always help! For right now, try out some very common fixes.
Treat Your Dry Mouth
Lick your lips, move your tongue around in your mouth, and ask yourself how your tissues are feeling. Are they moist and comfortable? Or, do you have chapped lips, your mouth feels tacky, and you could sure use a sip of water? If you answered with the latter, then you may have dry mouth. This lets bacteria overpopulate, which can result in bad breath. Drink more water, address any congestion, and see if that works.
Brush And Floss
Maybe you think brushing is enough. Perhaps you think a brushing-and-flossing session once daily is sufficient. Neither is correct. You’ve got to brush two times on a daily basis. You’ve also got to floss daily. Your bad breath may simply be due to a slight lack of dental hygiene.
Check Your Food Selection
It’s easy to overlook sometimes but you just might be eating one item (or several) that are consistently giving you bad breath. Check out your daily habits to see if this might be what’s going on. Eliminate one thing at a time and you’ll find the source!
Fix Your Bad Breath With Our Dental Care
See our team about your bad breath if you find you cannot make it go away on your own. We will find a solution! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.