You can incur bad smelling breath If you an oral infection, dry mouth, or a tobacco habit. These conditions can impact your breath making you self-conscious to smile or talk with people.Today, our Chalfont Dentistry team in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, is happy share some tips to help you cope with these conditions and help you get your breath back on track.
–Dry Mouth: Dry mouth is one the most common cause of bad smelling breath. This is because of the role of saliva in your oral health. Saliva’s job is clear oral debris and bacterial residue from your smile. Saliva production can diminish if you drink a lot of caffeine, whether from coffee, tea or soda, if you breathe through the mouth instead of your nose, or use antihistamines to relieve congestion. To relieve dry mouth, you can hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drink lots of liquids, including water. To stimulate saliva in the mouth, you can chew sugarless gum or fresh vegetables, or suck on sugar-free mints. Using artificial saliva can also help.
–Sinus Infection: Cold or sinus infections usually result in a bad smelling breath. To relieve this congestion, open up your sinuses so they can drain. Using saline sprays, allergy remedies, increased hydration, or nasal steroids can often do the trick.
–Tobacco Use: Let’s face it, if you are using tobacco you are already aware of the effects it has on your breath. Bad breath is a natural outcome when smoking or chewing tobacco. Not only that, but tobacco significantly raises your risk of gum disease which results in less than optimal smelling breath. A winning remedy for this form of bad breath is to quit the habit and up your oral hygiene game. Brush and floss daily, use an oral rinse to kill germs and stay well-hydrated to ensure a healthier breath.
To find out more about having good breath, we invite you to give us a call at 215-583-2425. Our dentist, Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula is ready to help you have the healthy smile and breath you deserve!