Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath can be a real stinky problem to have.

Quite often, we have patients asking us, if there is a solution to this problem. The American Dental Association recently sent this video link.  I hope you find it as informative as I did.

Common causes are:

  • Dry mouth
  • Bacteria accumulation on the tongue
  • Food particles left behind after eating
  • Eating food and drink like garlic, coffee, alcohol

Best way to help prevent bad breath:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Chew sugar-free gum or sugar-free mints to stimulate saliva
  • Use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria from the tongue
  • Brush and floss thoroughly after each meal
  • Eating a healthy and nutritious diet

The ADA (American Dental Association) just informed us of this comical video with real solutions to get rid of bad breath! Taken from lifehacker.com dated 6/22/15.

 

 

Regular dental check-ups can help diagnose and treat bad breath that may be caused by a more serious problem such as dental decay or gum disease.

Call us today if you have any questions (207) 236-4740.

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