Keep Bad Breath at Bay

HalitosisWhether you’ve been married for thirty years, you’re in a new relationship, or you have a date coming up this weekend, breath is something that affects the quality of your romantic interactions. Even non-romantic human relationships can be impacted by halitosis. Have you ever sat on a plane or in a class next to someone with horrendous breath? Or maybe you are that person to others. The Corona dentists at Dental Associates of Corona, will offer some details on freshening up your breath.

Keep Clean and Hydrated

You are likely well aware that you should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day to keep your mouth healthy and disease-free. You may also consider a tongue scraper to clean your tongue. Many of the germs responsible for bad breath congregate towards the back of your tongue and will remain there even after your oral hygiene routine. You also want to make sure you drink plenty of water, especially if you drink alcohol. Staying hydrated will give you a healthy flow of saliva. This is your body’s natural defense against dangers to your teeth such as bacteria. Drinking water after you eat and in between alcoholic beverages or coffee can also help reduce the risk of stained teeth.

Strong Foods, Strong Breath

Avoid strong foods like garlic and onions if you want your breath to be kissable fresh. Rinsing with mouthwash, eating a mint, or chewing sugarless gum can help mask these powerful mouth odors, but only temporarily. As your body digests the food, actually affects the odor of the oxygen in your lungs. Your breath will remain a problem until these food digests. Try to gargle with an antimicrobial mouthwash to fight bad breath. You can substitute the mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide, which can effectively neutralize germs.

Visit your Corona Dentists

At Dental Associates of Corona, we provide comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages, as well as multi-specialty dentistry. Contact our 92879 dentist office by calling (951) 273-9580 to schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from Corona and all neighboring communities.