You have bad breath. It is an embarrassing problem. Your family members are always handing you gum, mints, and asking if you remembered to brush your teeth. You find yourself avoiding people because you don’t want them to know about your breath. You carry a toothbrush and toothpaste in your purse because you brush many times throughout the day and after you eat. Nothing is working. It’s time to look for effective solutions that can help you to get on top of this problem.
Talk to Our Dentist
Our dentist’s office is a good place to start. You need to find out if there is an underlying problem that is affecting your breath. Dry mouth is a common problem that can be treated with special toothpaste and mouthwash. You might have gum disease, cavities that need to be addressed, a thick coating on your tongue, or your oral hygiene routine may not be up to par.
After a thorough evaluation, our dentist can take care of any issues with your teeth, tongue, and gums. In some cases, a thorough cleaning that includes a skillful scraping of your tongue may be enough to get your mouth on track. Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash can help you to maintain fresh breath.
Do keep in mind that there are health conditions that can contribute to bad breath. Sinusitis, digestive problems, diabetes, and ulcers can result in bad breath. It’s important that you stay on top of what is happening inside of your body. Not only will your breath improve, but your health will improve as well.
Pay Attention to What You Eat
If you choose to eat spicy foods, onions, and garlic, your breath is going to suffer. Think about eliminating anything from your diet that is going to aggravate the problem. Otherwise, try cutting back on how much you have. Even coffee can affect your breath. Either change your eating and drinking habits, or be prepared to take action with brushing and mouthwash after you are done in order to avoid bad breath.
Regardless of what you try to take control of your breath, don’t give up. You will be rewarded when you notice the difference. You don’t have to hide from the world. Fresh breath is possible when you visit Carnegie Dental Clinic and seek professional treatment. Contact us today to book your dental appointment in Victoria.