Laredo Dentist Advises Patients on how to Eliminate Bad Breath
As a Laredo Dentist, Dr. Guerra-Zuniga has had many patients inquire about getting rid of bad breath. Bad breath can be caused by many different things, and there are many steps one could take to help better their breath.
Taking care of your teeth and having good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent bad breath. However, if you have great oral hygiene habits and still have bad breath, believe it or not it could be caused by some of your daily habits!
Many people are unaware of this, but dehydration and dry mouth can cause bad breath. If you have bad breath and your mouth is dry, increase your daily dose of water. Not only will this help to keep your body hydrated, but it can help to remove bacteria and debris caught between your teeth.
If you keep up with your Laredo dentist appointments and brush and floss daily but still have bad breath, try cutting back on your coffee intake. Coffee can also cause you to have bad breath. Your Laredo dentist recommends switching to an herbal or green tea.
Try to avoid breath mints if bad breath is a problem for you. Although many people think breath mints help bad breath, they can actually make it worse. Breath mints only temporarily mask the smell of bad breath and don’t help to fight off the bacteria. Also, the sugar from these mints will sit on your teeth, and that may only make things worse!
Having increased saliva flow can help to prevent bad breath, and one great way to increase saliva flow and freshen breath is to chew sugarless gum containing xylitol. This can help to increase saliva, and in turn fight off cavities.
Bad breath can also be a sign that there is another issue at hand. For more tips on how to elimninate bad breath, or to schedule an appointment for a checkup if you have chronic bad breath, or another dental issue, call (956) 717-8899 today!