It’s tough to be on the receiving end, and unfortunately not so noticeable when you suffer from it. Yes, its bad breath. Many of us suffer from Halitosis – the medical term for ‘bad breath.’ This is a condition in which an unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath of a person. It is estimated that around 20% of the population of the world are reported to suffer from it to some degree. This is considered to be the third most frequent reason why people seek dental care, following tooth decay, and gum disease.
Bad breath can be the result of poor dental health habits and this can be a sign of other health problems. Also, the foods we eat and other unhealthy habits can make Halitosis even worse. Other factors that often affect this is the odor caused by bacteria present below the gumline and on the back of the tongue. So how can we make ourselves confident and prevent bad breath?
Here are some tips that you can try in Treating Halitosis.
Oral care products. Use products that are proven to be effective in fighting bad breath such as mouthwashes, toothpastes, and other related commodity. It may sound like common sense, but using the right product does make a difference.
Drink plenty of water. By doing this, you will keep your mouth moist which helps in washing away food particles and bacteria on your teeth.
Avoid drying medication. Try not to take drugs such as pain relievers, anti-histamine, and anti-depressants when not needed. These prescription drugs often inhibit saliva flow and can cause a very dry mouth.
Eat fruits and vegetables. This will help to prevent symptoms of bad breath. Foods rich in vitamin C work better to fight bad breath when eaten raw. They also help to loosen trapped food particles.
Clean your dentures (if you have). Do this at least twice a day. Practice proper oral care just like you would with your original teeth.
Stop smoking. People who smoke are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease and dry mouth. Smokers and tobacco users are also more likely to have gum disease, which is a leading source of bad breath.
Replace old toothbrush. It is recommended that you should replace your toothbrush every two to three months. That’s because germs can hide in toothbrush bristles and can lead to infection.
Chew natural remedies. You can choose from a piece of lemon or orange, fresh sprig of parsley, basil, mint, or cilantro. These can stimulate the salivary glands to fight bad breath and neutralizes odors.
Halitosis can affect a person’s life in a negative way. Other people may notice if someone is experiencing Halitosis, by stepping away from you as you speak or by making faces. A dentist or physician may also notice bad breath during a visit for a regular checkup. In our office, we review a patient’s medical history for conditions that can cause bad breath and for medicines that can cause dry mouth. We will also ask you about your diet, personal habits or any other symptoms to properly diagnose and treat the problem at its root.
Of course, we truly enjoy seeing the effect that a bright smile has on our patient’s lives. We believe that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of our goals is to help elevate each patient’s dental awareness and to provide you with the best tools to maintain your dental health at its optimum.
Miami Smile Dental a high-tech dental practice in Coral Gables, Florida that encompasses all factors of dentistry including dental implant restoration, general dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, and teeth whitening.
Dr. Papiernik specializes in cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental cleanings, and restorative dentistry.
Dentist, Dr. Papiernik truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient’s dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment.
Find the best dentist in Coral Gables, Florida for you, call our office. Dr. Papiernik serves patients from South Miami, Miami, Pinecrest, Kendall, Coral Gables, and all of South Florida.
Miami Smile Dental
Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100