Halitosis is a common problem. But that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing. If your breath is stinky, you won’t feel comfortable interacting with others. Fortunately, we can help you with some short-term and long-term solutions for bad breath.
Dry mouth is a common cause of this problem, which is why chewing gum can really help. As you’ll see in this short video, the action stimulates saliva production. As the saliva flows, it washes away the compounds that lead to bad odor. The video shares the results of a study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice that found that gum chewing resulted in a significant reduction in these compounds.
Make sure your gum is sugar-free. Choose one that contains xylitol, if possible. The sweetener is a natural cavity fighter.
While gum is a short-term solution, it won’t get rid of more stubborn bad breath. If the problem persists, you need to visit our office. We’ll give your teeth a thorough cleaning to remove odor-causing bacteria.
Dr. Patel will also examine you to see if any underlying issues are causing the problem. Two common ones are dental decay and gum disease. The earlier we identify these problems, the easier they are to treat. That’s why we recommend you visit our office at least once every six months for an exam.
To schedule an appointment in Warwick, NY, call Warwick Valley Dental at 845-582-3985 or . We’ve got solutions for bad breath!