Bad breath is a health condition that can cause serious confidence problems. You may not want to leave the home, or even communicate with others due to insecurity and embarrassment.  You may chew gum, use mouthwash, and buy the most expensive anti bad breath toothpastes, but still the problem remains.

Do not lose heart when there are safe, effective solutions to provide the temporary relief of bad breath. These may not provide long-term relief, so try these first prior to booking an appointment with your local dentist, Exquisite Smile in South Attleboro, MA.

Why Does Bad Breath Occur?

Bad breath may be related to a health issue internally that you may or may not be aware of.  Prevention and good oral health is the most effective solution for long-term treatment of bad breath or halitosis, so speak to a dental expert if your bad breath is worsening, and put your mind at rest.

Baking Soda is a Natural Deodorizer for Bad Breath

Add a sprinkle of baking soda onto your normal toothpaste, which acts as a natural mouth deodorizer. Contrary to popular belief, baking soda is one of the gentlest abrasives for the teeth.

Floss the Teeth Daily to Prevent Bad Breath

Food debris can get in between the teeth and cause a build up of plaque and unpleasant odors. Daily flossing is an effective remedy to prevent bad breath. Yes, regular dental flossing can be burdensome, but practice makes perfect. The regular act of flossing strengthens the gums, reduces plaque build up, and prevents tooth loss.

Avoid Alcohol Based Mouthwashes

A dry mouth is linked to bad breath, and alcohol based mouthwashes are very drying for the mouth. Instead of using a harsh alcohol based mouthwash after brushing, swish your mouth out with water and a drop of peppermint essential oil for lovely minty breath.

Bad breath can be treated, so if you are tiresome of repeating the same preventative remedies without effective relief, contact us at Exquisite Smiles for an appointment and seek a permanent solution for your halitosis.