Preventive Dental Tips For Fighting Halitosis In Houston

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At our Houston practice we try to make you feel right at home by providing you with complimentary soft drinks, water, and coffee; blankets and pillows; and earplugs to block out any noises. You can also listen to music to help you relax. We even have TVs in our rooms so you can space out during your visit while watching your favorite show.

But more importantly, our dentists and support staff offer professional cleanings and thorough dental exams to help prevent and treat problems, and keep your mouth healthy at every stage of life. And, as your partner in preventive dentistry, we’ll be around to help you through some unpleasant episodes.

One such thing is bad breath. We’re not talking about a momentary foul taste in your mouth. We’re referring to the chronic variety of bad breath, which is known in dental circles as halitosis. This condition afflicts millions of Americans every year, and it can be embarrassing, to say the least.

Keep reading to hear some of our dental tips for making your breath more appealing, and then follow up with us to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment so that we can build on your efforts to improve your situation.

Start Guzzling Water

Water-drinking will help you stay sufficiently hydrated. This is one of the best things you can do to keep halitosis at bay.

Why is that? Here’s the thing: saliva naturally destroys the bacteria in your mouth that is causing your bad breath. But for saliva to be produced, you will need to drink lots of water. It is an easy and refreshing solution, right?

The Mints Won’t Help For Long

You have to remember that most mints are full of sugar. Once the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that remains is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria causing your breath problems. That won’t be good for you in the long run!

Invest In Some Tongue Time

Most people neglect their tongue. But your tongue can hide bacteria and add to your breath issues. If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, take some time to scrape and brush your tongue. You can thank us later!

Brush & Floss Your Teeth And Gums

Consider this: getting past bad breath is a really a matter of eliminating bacteria that has gained a foothold.

To attain fresher breath, you need to be brushing and flossing twice a day or more to the drive bacteria out of its favorite hiding places in your mouth.

This will help keep your mouth fresh and clean in-between your preventive appointments in our office, which are also essential to keeping a healthy, happy smile!

Let Us Help!

Antoine Dental Center can help you escape your halitosis horrors. We have 5 dentists on staff who have received advanced training and who specialize in a wide range of dentistry.

This sort of specialization sets us apart from other Houston-area dental practices and allows us to better attend to your individual needs.

If you’re ready to make Antoine Dental Center your dentist’s office, call us today at 713-364-8990. We have some good news for bad breath sufferers!