Recognize National Fresh Breath Day With Fresh Breath

Millions of bacteria live in your mouth. Some are useful, while some are harmful. Out of the harmful ones, over half have the potential to cause bad breath. 

Every year, we mark National Fresh Breath Day to raise awareness about the importance of dental hygiene in the battle against bad breath. Keep reading to learn more about how you can address and prevent bad breath and have a healthy smile.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by various factors. Consumption of spicy foods, a dry mouth, gum disease, and tobacco use are some of the most common causes of bad breath. Halitosis may also occur as a side effect of some medications or due to underlying medical issues.

So, how can you keep your breath fresh? 

Regular brushing and flossing is the best way to reduce bacterial activity in the mouth, resulting in fresher breath. Cleaning your mouth regularly and properly is particularly important if you wear braces since they may trap food particles and oral debris. 

How to Maintain a Fresh Breath?

  • Brush twice daily and floss every day to prevent bacterial buildup. 
  • Every 3-4 months, replace your toothbrush.
  • Switch to an antibacterial toothpaste and use it on your tongue, cheeks, and gums, too.
  • Get regular dental cleanings and checkups to remove plaque and tartar from the gum line and between the teeth that brushing and flossing alone cannot eliminate.
  • Clean your dental appliances every day. This includes dentures, retainers, and mouth guards.
  • To get rid of dangerous microorganisms, rinse your mouth with an antimicrobial mouthwash.
  • Because sugar contributes to foul breath, only chew sugar-free gum and restrict your consumption of sweetened beverages such as soda.
  • Avoid a dry mouth by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Take vitamin C supplements since a lack of vitamin C may cause foul breath.

If you have bad breath, consider including a tongue scraper into your regular brushing and flossing routine to help eliminate bacterial accumulations. Scraping your tongue can do wonders for your breath.

Get back your confidence by eliminating the chances of bad breath with effective preventive measures and expert treatment from Dr. David Powell, DDS, at All Care Dentistry. For more details or to schedule an appointment request, call (801) 266-1414, book on our website, or visit us at 6065 S Fashion Blvd # 275, Murray, Salt Lake City, UT 84107.

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