To ensure optimal oral health during the upcoming holiday season and beyond, it is vital to adopt safe and effective prevention measures against all potential oral accidents and ailments, including bad breath or halitosis. While mouthwash can temporarily mask bad breath symptoms by killing bacteria, it may not address the underlying oral health issues, such as gum disease, that may be causing the condition. Therefore, it is important to establish an effective oral health care routine and visit your dentist regularly to address any underlying issues.
To prevent bad breath, it is recommended that you evaluate your oral health habits and make necessary changes. If you are involved in unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco, it is advised to stop immediately. Moreover, if you are taking medications that cause dry mouth, it is essential to keep your mouth hydrated by eating foods that require chewing or chewing sugarless gum after meals.
If you are experiencing halitosis and require treatment, Elegant Dental at our dental office in Edina, Minnesota, can assist you. Please call us at (612) 800-8002 to schedule an appointment with our team of oral health professionals. We look forward to enhancing your oral health and overall well-being.