Your Austin Dentist Can Help You Beat Bad Breath

In our last blog we began discussing some simple tips to help beat bad breath. Your local Austin dentist at Lifetime Smiles is back again to offer some more tips on how to get rid of that bad breath and have a clean, healthy mouth.

Tips To Get Rid Of Bad Breath

  • Avoid foods that spoil your breath. The big offenders in this category are onions and garlic and guess what? Brushing after you eat them doesn’t help! In fact, it doesn’t quite work the way you think it does. The substances in foods like onions and garlic that cause bad breath make their way into your bloodstream and eventually into your lungs, where you will breathe them out. The best way to stop this problem? Stop eating onions and garlic!
  • Stop smoking! Not only does smoking cause cancer, but it also stains your teeth, damages your gums, and gives you bad breath! If you need a little help, speak to your doctor about smoking cessation programs.
  • Skip those after-dinner mints and opt for chewing gum instead. You know what loves sugar? The bacteria in your mouth! Not only does the bacteria love sugar, but it also uses it to make the acid that causes bad breath and wears down your teeth. Lifetime Smiles suggests chewing sugar-free gum instead after dinner.
  • Keep healthy gums. Gum disease causes bad breath when bacteria gathers in pockets at the base of your teeth. If you have gum disease, it may be suggested that you see a periodontist.

If your bad breath continues after trying out these tips, make an appointment with your local Austin dentist at Lifetime Smiles. We’re here to help!