Halting Halitosis

April 9, 2017

If you’re looking for ways to eliminate bad breath, or “halitosis,” try using these easy home remedies.

Oral Hygiene Products

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Everyday oral hygiene products (like toothpaste and mouthwash) are clinically proven to help eliminate germs that cause halitosis. If you’re unable to brush and floss after each meal, swish and rinse with water or mouthwash. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and a toothpaste with fluoride. When you brush and floss at least twice a day, food particles are removed that might lead to plaque buildup.

Mouthwash is popular is because it works. Even those who regularly brush and floss benefit from a good rinse. Try to avoid alcohol-based rinses; they can dry out your mouth.

Keep Your Mouth Moist

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Keeping your mouth moist will help you to avoid dry mouth. Keep a good supply of sugar-free mints, chewing gum, and/or lozenges. These can make your salivary glands kick into hyperdrive.

Baking Soda

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Before brushing with toothpaste, do a few “scrubs” using baking soda. Bacteria that causes halitosis thrives in acidic compounds; baking soda neutralizes the excess amount of acid in the mouth.

Tea

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Polyphenols found in green and black tea are known to eliminate sulfur and bacteria from the mouth.

Kick the Habit

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By ending tobacco use, your mouth can regain its ability to fight bacteria that causes bad breath. By eliminating a smoking habit, you’ll have fewer dry mouth problems and prevent other periodontal diseases.

Proper Denture Care

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By soaking dentures once a day you’ll get similar oral benefits to brushing teeth.

The key to staying healthy is prevention. If you have poor oral health habits, now’s the time to make improvements. If you have questions about chronic bad breath or need professional dental advice, give Simcoe Smile Dental a call today at (705) 722-9006.

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