- May 14, 2016
Welcome to the Holly Dental Care blog!
We operate a welcoming dentist’s office that is conveniently situated in the community of Holly, Michigan. If you happen to live around here, we’d love to see your smiling face in one of our comfortable chairs. We know that at other offices, dental procedures can seem daunting, so we’ve made our office a worry-free zone. Once entrusted to our care, we’ll make it easy for you to maintain excellent oral health all through life.
And you can bet that, as your partner in preventive dentistry, we’ll be around to help you through some unpleasant episodes.
One thing we can help you combat is bad breath, especially the chronic variety of bad breath, which is known as halitosis. This condition afflicts millions of folks every year, and it can be humiliating when it happens to you.
Read on to hear our dental tips for making your breath more appealing, and then follow up with us to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment, so that we can build on your efforts to make things better.
Say Hello To H2O
Water-drinking will help you stay sufficiently hydrated. This is one of the best things you can do to keep halitosis at bay.
Here’s why: saliva naturally destroys the bacteria in your mouth that is causing your bad breath. But for saliva to be produced, you will need to drink lots of water. You should be doing this anyway.
The Mints Only Make It Worse
This may seem counterintuitive, but don’t reach for the mints to cover up the foul taste in your mouth. You have to remember that most mints are full of sugar. Once the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that remains is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria causing your breath problems. That won’t be good for your smile in the long run!
Take Care Of Your Tongue
Your tongue can hide bacteria and add to your breath issues. If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, take some time to scrape and brush your tongue.
Brush & Floss
Remember, getting past bad breath is a really a matter of eliminating bacteria that has started causing problems.
To get fresher breath, you need to be brushing and flossing twice a day or more to the drive bacteria out of its hard to reach hiding places in your mouth.
This will help keep your mouth fresh and clean in-between your preventive appointments in our office, which are also key for keeping a healthy, happy smile!
Boost Your Oral Health Today!
We can help you wake up from your halitosis nightmare. After putting these tips into action, contact us to make your next preventive dental appointment in Holly, Michigan. Our main line is (877) 321-1933.