Ask Groveport Dental Group: Four ways to tackle halitosis

Ask Groveport Dental Group: Four ways to tackle halitosis
Ask Groveport Dental Group: Four ways to tackle halitosis

Halitosis, aka bad breath, has affected everyone at one time or another. But, the dental experts at Groveport Dental Group can help.

Having bad breath or halitosis isn’t something you should be embarrassed about. At Groveport Dental Group, we help patients every day with this issue.

Don’t let halitosis hold you back from your life. Here are some tips from Groveport Dental Group on how to beat bad breath!

Good oral hygiene

This one might seem fairly obvious. The experts at Groveport Dental Group advice brushing AT LEAST twice a day and flossing once a day at a minimum. If you have halitosis, you might need to up your game and brush more than that. And don’t forget to brush your tongue!

Check your mouth health

Some bad breath is caused by disease, especially periodontal disease. So, make sure your gums are healthy! Groveport Dental Group’s staff can help you.

Watch what you eat

Some foods (like garlic) can cause halitosis, so if you are prone to bad breath, skip them or brush well after eating. If you know you have a big meeting or a party, avoid foods that cause bad breath a day or two before.

Water

A dry mouth can be a stinky mouth so make sure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Plain water works best. And if you can’t get a good mouth wash in there after a meal, rinse with plain water to clear away food debris. Chewing sugarless gum can also help because it creates saliva and keeps your mouth clean.

Groveport Dental Group

Our dental experts can help you if these measures don’t work. You shouldn’t have to suffer with halitosis. Make an appointment today. We can help get you on the road to a cleaner, fresher mouth so you don’t have to worry!