Are you struggling with bad breath? You may not know it, but your friends, family, and co-workers could. Test your own breath against your hand.  Maybe you just want to make sure you make a good impression on others? Freshening your breath is a must. And you can’t just rely on instant breath fresheners for consistent fresh breath. Maybe you’re having oral issues like plaque or gingivitis that leave you consistently worried about your breath. If so, you might want to see a family dentist for something more effective than a breath mint. Try something that’s effective in the long run, like these 5 tips.

Here are the top 5 ways to improve your breath and make you the “bomb” at every gathering.

Avoid Onions, Garlic, and Others

Everyone knows that certain foods make you a target for bad breath comments. But did you know that other foods can linger on your breath? Acidic foods like coffee mix with stomach acids for an odor so wretched that is actually releases when you exhale. High-sugar foods can gear up bacteria production. Bacteria is the chief cause of body odor, and similar parasites to those that affect armpits are working right in your own mouth.

Take a Toothbrush

Brush your teeth after meals, especially after particularly fragrant ones, to remove food residue, give your mouth a minty odor, and kill odor-causing bacteria. Your local dentist office can recommend a good travel toothbrush and toothpaste for mid-day bad breath.

Stay Hydrated

Water does so much for your body, from keeping your weight down to helping your skin stay youthful and wrinkle-free. But did you know that drinking water can actually improve your breath? Water stimulates your saliva glands. This might seem like the worst thing for your breath, but you’re wrong about saliva. It’s actually very helpful for cleansing your mouth of debris that attracts bacteria. Salivate to save your relationships.

Practice Good Hygiene

Everyone knows the solution to morning breath: just brush your teeth! This combats that swarm of bacteria that gathers in your mouth and parties the night away while you sleep. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, in conjunction with using a dentist-approved mouthwash, can keep your breath consistently fresh and odor-free.

dentist cleaning teeth, Family Dentist Aliso Viejo

Go to the Dentist

Sometimes, you just need professional help. They can spot problems like tooth decay or plaque buildup that may be responsible for chronic bad breath. Then, they can provide professional treatments and cleanings to help you have a healthier, fresher, odor-free mouth. Just be sure to see them twice a year.

So where should you go for fast and effective family dental care in Aliso Viejo? Start with Turner Dental Care. Contact them to make an appointment today.

Dr. Turner has helped countless patients get the healthy, beautiful smile they desired. Excellent clinical work and unrivaled personal attention make Turner Dental Care the premier Cosmetic Dental Office in Aliso Viejo. Call Jenny now for a complimentary consultation at (949) 770-3294 or contact us online.