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7 Ways to Combat Bad Breath | Dr. Jacob Long DDS

Wilmington, NC Dentist

Welcome to The Dental Studio, where Dr. Jacob Long DDS and our dedicated team are committed to providing comprehensive dental care in a comfortable environment. If you’re struggling with halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, you’re not alone. Let’s explore the potential causes and effective treatments for this common issue.

Understanding Bad Breath:
While certain foods like garlic, onion, and cabbage can temporarily cause bad breath, chronic halitosis is often linked to the presence of bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria thrive in dry environments, particularly on the back of the tongue, leading to persistent bad breath that may not be resolved by simple dietary changes.

Tips to Combat Bad Breath:

1. Practice Good Oral Hygiene:
Brush your teeth at least twice daily and clean between your teeth with dental floss or interdental cleaners to remove food particles and bacteria.

2. Brush Your Tongue:
Use a tongue scraper or toothbrush to gently clean your tongue and remove bacteria buildup, focusing on the back of the tongue where bacteria tend to accumulate.

3. Stay Hydrated:
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your mouth moist and prevent bacteria growth. Avoiding dry mouth helps minimize bad breath.

4. Avoid Bad Breath Triggers:
Steer clear of foods like onions, garlic, cabbage, coffee, and tobacco products, which can exacerbate bad breath.

5. Chew Sugarless Gum:
Chewing sugarless gum stimulates saliva production, which helps rinse away bacteria and keep your mouth fresh.

6. Improve Your Diet:
Incorporate crunchy fruits and vegetables, yogurt, and foods rich in vitamins C and D into your diet to promote oral health and saliva production.

7. Schedule Regular Dental Visits:
Attend your routine dental hygiene appointments and exams to ensure optimal oral health. If bad breath persists despite your efforts, consult Dr. Jacob Long DDS for a comprehensive evaluation and potential treatment of underlying oral conditions such as decay or gum disease.

Contact Us Today:
For personalized guidance on managing halitosis and maintaining a healthy smile, contact The Dental Studio. Our experienced team is here to address your concerns and provide tailored solutions for your dental needs. Don’t let bad breath hold you back—schedule an appointment with us today!

The Dental Studio of Wilmington
Phone: (910) 756-5100
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9020 Senca Drive
Wilmington, NC 28411


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