Your Local Dentist Asks: What Could You Be Doing For Your Breath?

You may think that chewing minty gum and popping breath mints is going to fix your bad breath problem, which is completely understandable if yucky breath occasionally comes and goes for you. However, if what you’re dealing with is an issue that doesn’t go away with a quick swish of some mouthwash, your local dentist wants to help you recognize what you should be doing! Not entirely sure what’s going on but you’re definitely not happy about it? Let our Ankeny, IA team help you out.

You Could Be Avoiding Smelly Foods

The very first step with bad breath that seems to hang around is to take stock of your daily eating habits. If garlic or some other offender is a mainstay of your meals, then this could unlock the mystery. Revise your eating habits and make mealtimes bland with the spices and added ingredients for a while to see if that’s what’s going on.

You Could Be Drinking More Water

Your local dentist reminds you to chug some water! If you’re low on hydration, it is absolutely possible that this is the reason you can’t say goodbye to the foul breath coming out of your mouth. It’s a very simple process. Your body doesn’t get enough water, so your mouth becomes dry. When you don’t have the saliva flow you need to rinse everything away, from bacteria to food pieces, your mouth builds up decomposing material and bacteria! The result? It smells bad. Drink more water.

You Could Be Getting Really Into Your Preventive Care

Don’t forget that when you see your local dentist for preventive care, including cleanings and checkups, we find problems for you and we thoroughly clean away plaque. Remember, too, that between these visits, you are the one removing smelly bacteria-laden plaque with brushing and flossing. When you’re dedicated to these efforts, you can stop the bad breath that comes from too much bacteria, etc.

You Could Give Us A Call

When you’ve tried everything you can think of and that our team has suggested, it’s time to schedule a checkup with your local dentist for answers and for help, too!

Let Us Know If Your Breath Is Something You Need Help With

In addition to caring for the health of your mouth, we can also help you address yucky breath! We can fill you in on all of the information you need. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.