Nobody likes having bad breath, but there are some easy things you can do to prevent it before it becomes a lasting problem. Also known as halitosis, bad breath is one issue our patients come to us for help resolving, and they usually try to fix it with breath spray, mint or gum first. But does it work?
Let’s explore how effective breath spray is at combatting bad breath, as well as other tips for keeping your mouth feeling fresh all day long.
In a pinch, products like gum or breath spray can mask bad breath – but they’re only a temporary fix. However, breath spray will not permanently fix bad breath. Think of it as a quick patch job on a punctured tire – you’ll eventually need to get it properly fixed or the problem will keep coming back. For bad breath, this is by determining the underlying cause, whether it’s from not having proper oral hygiene, an infection or cavity, or something like tonsil stones.
Breath sprays and chewing gum will increase saliva production in your mouth for a short period of time, which helps wash away odour-causing particles, and they typically have a pleasant smell. It’s also good to remember that some breath sprays can contain harsh chemicals that could do more harm than good to your teeth and breath.
Rather than relying on quick fixes, there are consistent habits you can build into your routine to combat bad breath. Try these tips to keep your teeth and breath feeling fresh all day long!
Concerned about bad breath? Book an appointment at one of our clinics, conveniently located in Garden City Shopping Centre and St. Vital Centre. Your dentist will be able to work with you to determine any underlying conditions and what next steps can be taken to treat the halitosis. We want you to have a confident smile, and part of that means making sure your breath and mouth feels healthy. So, don’t hesitate to contact us and book your next dental check-up – it’s the first step to long-lasting dental health.
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