To prevent and treat bad breath from affecting your oral health, it is important to establish superb oral hygiene routines and lifestyle habits that are designed to keep your mouth safe. Due to the fact that several issues arise from plaque buildup in your mouth, it is always important to make sure you’re cleaning your mouth effectively and avoiding products that can give rise to dental plaque. Also, be aware that medications can produce dry mouth as a side effect of several issues including gum disease and bad breath.
If you continually suffer from bad breath even after treatments are given, it could be the sign of an underlying condition within your body. As with all oral health issues, you will need to make sure that you are brushing and flossing every single day. If you’re struggling with your cleaning routines, consider a professional cleaning. Furthermore, upgrade tools you’re using so that you can brush more effectively and floss easier. Ideal forms include electric toothbrushes and water flossers. If you have not replaced your toothbrush recently, you should do so, as it should be replaced every three to four months. In addition, quit smoking or chewing tobacco as they’re both known to not only cause bad breath, but they can lead to tooth loss and cancer.
No matter which bad breath treatments you select, the real importance is the oral health benefits they can give. If you would like Dr. Peter Lo Destro and our team to bring you in for a comprehensive exam, please schedule an appointment at our dental office in Yorkville, Illinois, by calling us at 630-553-3222. At Peter Lo Destro DDS PC, we care about your smile!