Receiving the proper treatment for halitosis includes assessing your various risk in determining what is causing it. Rather than waiting until halitosis, also known as bad breath, ravages your smile, it is important to take proactive steps to prevent it from occurring.
One of the most important things you can do for your oral health care is through the use of oral hygiene routines such as brushing and flossing daily. Due to the fact that plaque buildup and other debris in your mouth can begin to lead to various or health risks, it is important to keep your mouth as clean as possible. Beyond brushing and flossing on a daily basis, you should also consider using supplemental cleaning tools such as mouthwash or saliva-producing utensils, including chewing sugarless gum after meals. By producing additional saliva in your mouth, you can help wash away debris and neutralize acids in your mouth that can easily contribute to bad breath.
Don’t forget to clean all areas of your mouth, including cleaning off your tongue if any bacteria should begin to develop. Your tongue can often harbor unhealthy germs, so it may need to be cleaned just as your teeth and gums do. You can use either a toothbrush or a tongue scraper to adequately take care of your tongue. Also, remember to eliminate bad habits in your life, such as smoking or chewing tobacco, as they can increase the risk for several oral health problems, including bad breath, tooth loss and cancer.
Our team at Dental Professionals LLC focuses on a selection of bad breath treatments and prevention plans to meet all your oral health care needs. If you would like a bad breath treatment from Dr. Carol Ysidro, please schedule an appointment by calling us at 316-788-2118 to come see us at our dental office in Derby, Kansas.