at Riverside Dental Group will offer you some tips on attaining breath that your mother can be proud of.

Dental Self-Care for Good Breath

One of the simplest ways to solve certain bad breath problems is by simply improving oral hygiene. Gum disease and tooth decay can both cause bad breath as bacteria infect the tissues of your mouth and multiply in the warm, moist environment. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy may be all you need to become halitosis-free. Brush twice-a-day and don’t forget to floss. Food particles caught between teeth is another easy way to create foul smells in the mouth. A germ-killing mouthrinse can kill the bacteria that remain after brushing and flossing. Look for one approved by the American Dental Association.

Chew for Good Breath

Chewing gum has come a long way. There are so many varieties available now, and many of them don’t have any sugar. Chewing sugarless gum after a meal will trap and collect small food particles. It can also stimulate saliva flow to flush out more bacteria. Xylitol, used to sweeten sugar-free chewing gums is a bacteria eradicator. So, as long as you don’t have any problems with soreness in your TMJs (jaw joints) feel free to chew the right kind of gum after every meal.

Dental Checkups from Riverside Dentists

If you are experiencing halitosis or you are in need of a dental checkup, contact your Riverside dentists for a consultation. We offer comprehensive dentistry to patients of all ages. Contact our 92506 dentist office at (951) 369-1001. We serve patients throughout Riverside County.