One of the worst feelings in the world is when you realize that you have bad breath – especially after you’ve been talking extensively with friends and/or coworkers just before you discovered the truth. Also known as halitosis, bad breath is one of the most common and most frustrating oral health problems. Even worse, it can often be an indicator of much more serious oral health problems that could need professional attention. Here in Collegeville and Williamsport, Dr. DiGiallorenzo prides himself on providing a safe, wholesome environment where patient education is very important. That’s why we’ve taken the time to provide some helpful tips below on how to combat the presence of bad breath in the comfort of your own home.
- When bad breath persists despite diligent brushing and flossing, your tongue may be the culprit! Foul-smelling bacteria are commonly found on the back of the tongue, which can be difficult to reach with just a regular toothbrush. Investing in a tongue scraper, as well as making sure to practice routine oral hygiene, is a great way to keep bad breath at bay.
- Using an anti-bacterial mouthwash can provide a valuable extra layer of protection against stubborn germs that like to cling to teeth.
- If you suffer from a chronically dry mouth, chewing sugarless gum can be a great way to facilitate the production of saliva, which is a natural cleanser.
- If you’re experiencing bad breath constantly and these tips don’t help, please visit Dr. DiGiallorenzo for a check-up as soon as possible. We can inspect your mouth and gums carefully and determine whether a deeper problem is at work.
Contact either our Collegeville or Wiliamsport office today to schedule an appointment! We’re committed to providing patients both in the Philadelphia area and all over the counter with dedicated, holistic dental care that puts their comfort first.