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Posts for tag: Hygiene

August 18, 2015
Category: Health
Tags: Flossing   Hygiene   Bad Breath  

Bad breath?  Are you conscientious about it? There are several reasons that someone may have bad breath including diet, cleaning habits, breathing habits, or periodontal disease.  There are many more potential culprits out there.  Don't be embarrassed about it. Flossing is not a lot of fun for most people, but the result may be better breath and healthier teeth.  It is important to drink plenty of water and brush after meals.  Dehydration decreases the amount of saliva that we create.  Saliva is our main defense against the decay process and bacteria.  Many medications also lead to dry mouth and it is important to let your dentist know if you are experiencing it.  Be sure that any breath mints or gum that you use are sugar free.  Eating candy with sugar in it can actually make your breath worse because the bacteria thrive in a sugar rich environment.  Be sure to brush and floss after meals and keep up with your regular dental visits.  There is only so much that you can do alone.  Professional cleanings help to control the plaque and tartar and lead to a healthier mouth.  Let us help you keep your mouth healthy and bright by scheduling an appointment through our website or telephone!



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