Do you have bad breath? No, not the “I’ve just eaten garlic bread” kind of breath, more like the “I have bad breath all day every day no matter how many mints I take, breath”. Chronic bad breath is what experts call halitosis and it usually means that you have some bad bacteria growing between your teeth from lack of flossing or you may be a culprit of gum disease. Bad breath can be a symptom of a medical condition such as a simple cold or acid reflux. Doctors Bram Dental gives us advice on how to handle chronic bad breath.
Bad breath can be embarrassing! However, it is treatable and preventable. Brushing and flossing twice a day will kill all the bacteria in between your teeth. Remember to scrub your tongue with your toothbrush after you are done brushing. Try to eat foods that promote saliva, like carrots, celery, and apples. If you smoke, try to quit. Make regular appointments with your dentist to assure a healthy mouth. Remember that a person’s mouth is a window to their overall body health, so eating healthy and keeping a good lifestyle all plays a part in having a healthy mouth.If you have questions about your bad breath, dental health or oral care, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at our practice, visit www.bramdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Bram or Dr. Lea Bram at Bram Dental in Plainview, NY, call 516-681-3322.