Bad breath is an annoyance, especially if you work in a professional environment. However, bad breath isn’t something you have to live with. There are many easy, simple things you can do to combat bad breath and get back to feeling great about yourself again.
Prevent tonsil stones
If you still have your tonsils, a pretty common cause of bad breath is tonsil stones. These are deposits of bacteria, mucus, and food that settle into the many crevices in your tonsils. As you can imagine, these don’t smell very well.
You can prevent them by either removing your tonsils or using a water flosser and gargling mouthwash or salt water after brushing. That’ll help remove any bacteria that collects that could potentially turn into a tonsil stone.
Drink more water
If you don’t drink enough water during the day, you’ll end up with chronic dry mouth. This prohibits the production of saliva, which actually helps keep your mouth smelling fresh.
Great oral hygiene
This is the simplest, yet most overlooked, way to ensure that you have consistently good breath. Practicing good oral hygiene will ensure the removal of bacteria from your mouth, which is the number one cause of bad breath.
Sometimes you may end up with bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away no matter what you do. If that’s the case, you need to see Dr. Ryan Wilson as soon as possible. If you have any questions, or need an appointment, call us today at (505) 278.7007.