Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can be an embarrassing ordeal. In addition to making a person feel self-conscious, bad breath can also seriously hamper your social life. Did you know there is a direct link between your dental health and the state of your breath? In today’s blog, your Albuquerque dentist, Dr. Mark Miller, explains how you can keep your teeth bright and your breath fresh.
A variety of factors can lead to a person developing bad breath, including:
To fight bad breath, you should always attend regular checkups and cleanings with Dr. Miller. Checkups allow Dr. Miller to watch for the signs of serious dental issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease. He can also observe the state of your dental health. This enables Dr. Miller to pinpoint the specific cause of your bad breath and prescribe treatment. With a dental cleaning, our dedicated dental hygienists can remove plaque buildup. Caused by bacteria, plaque buildup leads to bad breath and can also cause gum disease if left untreated.
One of the best ways to ensure clean breath is through proper dental habits. Always brush twice a day, floss once, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. This helps removes harmful bacteria and food particles, keeping your breath fresh and your teeth bright. If you have dry mouth, another common cause of bad breath, drink lots of water to hydrate. Also, try chewing sugar-free gum. Chewing sugar-free gum helps stimulate saliva production, which cleanses the mouth and staves of bad breath.
Do you have any questions about how to keep your breath fresh and clean? If so, talk to your Albuquerque cosmetic dentist today. Dr. Miller can address any questions or concerns you may have. At Snow Park Dental we offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Visit our Albuquerque dentist’s office or call (505) 596-4479 to make an appointment. We serve patients from Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Edgewood, Corrales, Los Lumas, Tijeras, Mountain Air, Santa Fe, and Taos.
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