Essenmacher Family Dental

3 Strategies to Fight Bad Breath

April 24, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Lindsay M. Essenmacher, DDS
woman holding fake smile | Dentist in Albuquerque NM | Fighting Bad Breath

If you notice people backing away from you when you speak or your partner avoids kissing you, it can be a sign that you have bad breath. One of the cruel realities of halitosis is that the person who suffers from chronic bad breath sometimes cannot smell the problem.

At our Albuquerque dental office, we will always be honest with you so that you feel confident in your breath and your oral health. 

Here are three tips to avoid bad breath:

Don’t Miss Dental Cleanings

Skipping dental cleanings probably seems like no big deal especially if your teeth do not hurt and the kids need to make it to their soccer matches and school play rehearsals. Families today have many demands on their time, but skipping dental cleanings and exams can have long-lasting consequences that include bad breath.

We respect our patients’ time by staying on schedule and keeping you informed of any conditions that may warrant additional appointments so that planning is smooth and free of surprises.

Missed dental cleanings lead to a build-up of plaque and tartar, which harbor the bacteria that cause bad breath and periodontal disease. We evaluate each patient’s gum health and develop a personal hygiene plan just for you and your needs.

Drink Plenty of Water

Dehydration causes dry mouth and thirst is often not the best indication of dehydration. Pasty, dry tongue, dry nasal passages, and dry eyes can all mean that you are not drinking an adequate amount of water. Coffee and tea can contribute to dehydration and should not be considered a replacement for plain water.

Brush and Floss without Cutting Corners

Cutting corners happens to the best of us, especially during hectic mornings getting everyone to work and school and the nighttime struggle of putting everyone to bed. Brush and floss with dedication and following proper form and technique because it is the only way to protect your gums between dental cleanings.

Contact our Albuquerque Office Today!

We warmly welcome new patients to our Albuquerque dental office where we provide personalized family dentistry you can count on. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.

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