Because of Dr. Guy Fortier’s commitment to excellence, our team is equipped to deliver comprehensive dental solutions for every stage of life. To that end, today we want to talk about bad breath. Occasional bad breath is embarrassing, and can strike at any age. But folks who suffer from a chronic condition known as halitosis have it even worse. This is nothing to be ashamed of, as this too can happen to anyone. But we want you to know that there is plenty that you can do to better your situation. That’s why we want to share our suggestions for getting a handle on bad breath. Keep reading, and then be sure to call 260-888-3871 to request your next preventive dental checkup in Fort Wayne, IN.
Mints Are Not The Cure
When you get a horrible taste in your mouth, it’s easy to grab a mint, cover it up, and go on about your business. That’s why so many eateries offer them on the way out the door. The bad thing is that most mints are full of sugar. After the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that lingers is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria causing your breath problems. If you have to, try chewing on some sugar-free gum instead of mints.
Flossing Is Non-Negotiable
Overcoming chronic bad breath is actually a matter of destroying bacteria. Brushing is a great start. But flossing is an even better weapon in this neverending battle. You should attempt to floss twice a day or more to drive bacteria out from the hard-to-get regions in-between your teeth.
Take Your Tongue To Task
If you are plagued by chronic bad breath, you should take some time to scrape and brush your tongue twice a day. Do it when you brush and floss! It will really help.
Consume Plenty Of Water
This is a great suggestion any time of year, but especially with summer rapidly approaching. Water is so good for your body. More than that, we have discovered that keeping yourself hydrated is perhaps the best thing you can do to stave off bad breath. This is because saliva naturally eliminates bacteria in your mouth that is causing the bad breath. But in order for saliva to be produced, you need to drink enough water. If you can find water with fluoride that is even better, from our perspective.
Visit Dr. Guy Fortier Often!
We hope that you have been inspired to keep your mouth clean and fresh. Our preventive dentistry program will help you stay on the good road all through life. Whenever you are here for your six month oral exam and professional teeth cleaning, Dr. Guy will perform a complete dental inspection, re-checking any areas of concern. Depending on what he finds, he may recommend other services like fluoride treatment, dental sealants, custom mouthguards, or gum disease treatment. Regardless, we will do whatever it takes to get your mouth feeling fresh again. So, what are you waiting for? Call Guy H. Fortier, DDS at 260-888-3359 or fill out our online form to request a bad breath consultation appointment in Fort Wayne, IN.