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Fighting Halitosis

Posted on 7/15/2024 by Nancy Shiba DDS
Of all of the embarrassing things that people can suffer from, halitosis sits close to the top of this humiliating list. No one wants to have bad breath because it makes people think of ill health or failing dental hygiene. However, if you suffer from halitosis (bad breath), there are ways that you can combat it and keep your teeth and gums healthy. How Did I Get Halitosis? If you suffer from bad breath, you should know that the main cause of bad breath is bacteria. You always have bacteria in your mouth. Some of the bacteria in your mouth are beneficial because they help you break down and digest your food. However, some of the bacteria are harmful because they cause both gum disease and dental caries. Because bad breath is caused by bacteria, the fewer bad bacteria in your mouth, the less likely your breath will smell horrible. Most toothpaste and mouthwash help eliminate bad bacteria. However, there are other things you can use or do to combat bad breath. Remain Hydrated The more hydrated your mouth is, the less likely you are to have bad breath. That is because the bacteria that cause halitosis multiply in drier conditions. When you are hydrated, your saliva functions as a broom for bacteria because once the bacteria is swallowed, it is no longer a hazard to your breath. Check Your Medication If you take medication each day, you may want to look at those labels because some of the medications you take for allergies or asthma, a heart condition, or a condition for mental health may cause dry mouth. If your mouth is always dry, you may want to continue to hydrate with water, but add xylitol to help you produce more saliva. Also, you may want to add sugar-free gum or sugar-free lozenges to your solutions for dry mouth because they also aid in saliva production. Not sure if you are doing everything you can to get rid of dry mouth? We can help. Reach out to us today to make an appointment with our dentist ....
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Taking Care of the First Baby Teeth
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The Silent Struggle of Sleep Apnea in Women
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The Positives and Negatives of Chewing Gum
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Is Tooth Extraction Under General Dental Insurance?
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Is Getting a Dental Implant Painful?
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What Are the Signs of Failed Bone Grafting Procedures?
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Preventive Resin Restorations for Adolescents' Molars
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Do Mouth Ulcers Hurt?
10/15/2023
The Use of Dental Evidence in Criminal Investigations
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Connection Between Dental and Gut Health.
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Understanding Dental Restorations: Types of Fillings
8/21/2023
Oral Cancer Signs, Symptoms, and Prevention
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Importance Of Using A Water Flosser In Dental Care
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Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes
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Dental X-rays: Are They Actually Required Every Year?
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How to Take Care of Dentures
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Tips for Buying Teeth Cleaning Products
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Water Flossers and Water Flossing
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When Should I Bring My Baby for A Dental Visit?
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Cigarettes and Your Teeth
2/20/2023
Benefits of Full-Arch Dental Implants
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How to Get Used to Wearing Dentures
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Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
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Smoking Leads to Dental Implant Failure
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Strategies to Manage Dental Health in the Elderly
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Root Canal Awareness
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Common Misconceptions About Kids Teeth
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11/22/2021
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10/25/2021
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10/11/2021
Why You Should Come to See Us During Pregnancy
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Why Hard Bristles Are Not Recommended for Your Toothbrush
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When to Rinse Your Mouth for the Most Effective Clean
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