San Ramon Cosmetic Dentist Helps Fight Bad Breath

Your cosmetic dentist San Ramon has had many patients that complain of bad breath. If bad breath is a problem for, try following these tips from your dentist:

 

1. Try Brushing and Flossing More Often:

 

If bad breath is a problem for you, try brushing and flossing more than usual. However, just like anything else, too much can be bad for you. Aggressive brushing can damage your enamel, so be sure to use a soft-bristled brush. You should brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day.

 

2. Scrape your Tongue:

 

Many of our patients often overlook their tongue. It is important to scrape your tongue using a tongue scraper, or to brush it using your toothbrush. When brushing, be sure to get the roof of your mouth as well as your tongue. The coating on your tongue usually contains bad-breath causing bacteria.

 

3. Avoid Foods Notorious for Bad Breath:

 

Your cosmetic dentist San Ramon advises you to avoid garlic, onions and other bad-breath causing foods. Once consumed, these foods go into the blood stream and you lungs. Even if you brush after, you will still breathe out air that smells like these foods.

 

4. Keep your Mouth Hydrated:

 

If your mouth is dry your cosmetic dentist San Ramon recommends drinking water. A dry mouth can result in dental decay as well as bad breath. If dry mouth is a problem for you, try chewing sugarless gum containing xylitol. If that doesn’t help, be sure to contact Innovative Dental Concepts.

 

If none of these have worked for your there may be a bigger problem at hand. Contact your cosmetic dentist San Ramon as soon as possible and schedule an appointment. Call (925) 804-6440 to improve your dental health today!

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