We all wake up with morning breath, even if you brushed – and flossed! – the night before. It’s a common problem, but some of us seem to have bad breath that doesn’t really go away. Or if it does, it returns a lot quicker than we’d like.
Bad breath can be a damper on social situations, including work, school, and dating. Dr. Cynthia Becker and Dr. Cynthia Pistoia here at My Dental Care in Fishers, Indiana don’t want to see you deal with the bad social consequences of bad breath. So we put this post together to help you fix your bad breath.
Regular oral health routine
The biggest thing you can do to help fix your bad breath is to establish and keep a regular oral health routine. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash on a regular basis gets rid of the debris, plaque, and other junk in your mouth that cause bad breath.
Clean that tongue
A lot of the bacteria that cause bad breath live on your tongue. So when you’re brushing your teeth, take a few seconds to scrub your tongue, too. Most brushes have a tongue scraper on the back of the brush head. Cleaning your tongue also reduces the amount of junk that can end up in your tonsils – if you still have them – which is another major cause of bad breath.
Getting rid of bad breath is pretty easy. You just have to be consistent in taking care of your mouth, and the bad breath will take care of itself.
If you still have questions or want to know more, call us today at 317-849-0999.