Bad breath is not only embarrassing, but it may be an indication that there is something wrong with your oral health. Bad breath may stem from strong smelling food or it may be an indication of tooth decay; either way, it is important to visit the dentist to determine the cause of bad breath. If your bad breath is not solved by routine brushing or flossing, or chewing gum, you may have developed halitosis (persistent bad breath).
At Russel Street Dental Associates in Worcester, MA, Dr. Robert Gauthier leads a team of dentists dedicated to improving patient smiles. We work with you to determine the ideal solution to treat your dental concerns. We understand that bad breath is a common dental concern that patients face. During your visit, your Worcester dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the root cause of bad breath. Based on the results of the comprehensive exam, we will create a treatment plan to eliminate bad breath and restore health to the teeth and gums.
Tips To Eliminate Bad Breath
Finding ways to improve your oral health and eliminate bad breath can help you in the long run. For your convenience, we have listed a few tips and tricks to consider when combating bad breath.
- Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Maintaining a healthy oral hygiene routine allows you to remove harmful bacteria and odor-causing particles from the teeth and mouth.
- Rinse your mouth with an ADA approved mouthwash. Mouthwash can help remove debris and bacteria that wasn’t removed from brushing or flossing.
- Clean your tongue. Did you know odor-causing bacteria can live on the tongue? It is important that you make cleaning your tongue part of your oral hygiene routine. Patients can gently brush their tongue using their toothbrush or a tongue scraper.
- Stay hydrated. Water can help with saliva production, which helps remove debris from the teeth and tongue.
Schedule An Appointment
To learn more about your treatment options, visit Russell Street Dental Associates in Worcester, MA. To schedule an appointment, call (508) 297-6270 or request an appointment online.