How to Prevent Bad Breath

Bad breath can be embarrassing, particularly when you’re meeting someone for the first time, like a first date or job interview. It can also be the sign that something else might be wrong healthwise, so you should take it seriously.

At Houston Precise Dental Care in Houston, Texas, Dr. Joe Eckford Jr., DDS, encourages you to come in for your regular cleaning and check up twice a year. But if you’re having issues with bad breath, especially if it’s chronic, don’t ignore it. Let us help you figure out what’s going on and teach you how to prevent bad breath.

Causes of bad breath

There are many reasons you might have bad breath. Some can be dealt with in an obvious way, while others may require medical intervention. Keep in mind, what goes in your mouth may stay there for longer than you’d like. Let’s look at the most common causes of bad breath:

How to prevent and stop bad breath

Brushing and flossing are not only vital for your dental health, but for your health in general. And of course, proper dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath by removing plaque, bacteria, and food that may be stuck in your teeth and mouth. The key is to make sure we’re doing these things correctly, and Dr. Eckford and our staff make sure you know how to brush and floss properly.

We should brush and floss twice a day, every day. And in fact, some people actually carry a toothbrush with them so they can do this after every snack or meal. This is a great idea and can keep your teeth and mouth happy, healthy, and smelling great. So what else can you do to prevent bad breath?

Keep in mind that all of these things will also help prevent cavities and periodontal disease by removing bacteria and plaque. When we’re able to see you regularly, we can monitor your teeth and mouth, and make sure you’re doing what needs to be done. A professional cleaning twice a year is also very important, and we can recommend the best tools and products for you to use in between visits. A healthy mouth without bad breath is a healthier you.

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