There is nothing worse than ruining a good date or a conversation with a client by infiltrating their space with your bad breath. It could have been the garlic bread you told yourself that you weren’t going to eat at lunch, or maybe the turkey burger that was heavy on the onions. Either way, you want it gone.
Yes you can chew some gum or lay heavy on the breath mints, but you know it is going to come back and haunt you. Here are some things to consider:
Have You Been to the Dentist Lately?
A good cleaning and checkup is maybe all you need. A great hygienist will clean out the bad-breath causing bacteria and offer you tips to keep your mouth smelling fresh all the time. It could also be caused by a cavity from all of the late night snacking you been doing. If it has been over 6 months, make an appointment today!
Do You Brush Your Tongue?
Have you brushed your tongue lately? Well, if not, you really should. Bacteria not only forms on your teeth, but on your tongue too. You can get a scraper and make it very official, or you can use your toothbrush and scrub the old fashioned way. Just scrub your tongue every time you brush. It is really that easy!
What About the Rest of Your Mouth?
Use an anti-microbial. You need to get the bacteria off the other areas of your mouth, right? This is the solution. It will leave your mouth incredibly happy and minty fresh. Don’t skimp on time, Make sure to follow the directions and use it for the full thirty seconds. Your friends and co-workers will thank you.
Still Having Bad Breath?
If you do practice good dental hygiene and you are still having terrible breath, you may want to see a doctor. Postnasal drip or acid reflux could be your culprit. They are sneaky on how they cause bad breath, so you may not suspect it. However, simply treating these nuances could lead you to a second date or that promotion you have been waiting for.
Have Questions? Please don’t hesitate to make an appointment and talk with your dentist. Contact us today!
By: Abby Ambrose
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