Uh oh! You were feeling just fine, enjoying life as usual, and then you noticed one day that your breath wasn’t so lovely (or some brave soul mentioned it to you and, upon a bit further investigation, you discovered this was true!). So, now what? You have bad breath, you’ve tried your hand at the obvious remedies, and nothing has worked. Fortunately, your Riverside dentist is on the scene to help you out! Never fear: There is an answer.
Anything But Good Hygiene Won’t Do
If you don’t perform good hygiene (and by good, we mean consistently practicing it according to the steps we present to you as necessary), then the chance that you end up with bad breath is quite high, explains your Riverside dentist! That’s because missing any aspect of your dental hygiene will leave bacteria behind. Keep in mind: They become very smelly, which is very often the cause of unpleasant breath. So, remember:
- Brush your teeth every day, two times (morning and night)
- Make sure your brushing lasts two minutes every single time
- Remember that you have got to floss your whole smile every day
Good Hygiene Without Cleanings Won’t Do Either
If you’re great about your dental hygiene but we never see you for dental cleanings, you may not realize you’re still accumulating bacteria because plaque (which becomes tartar) is always missed. We need to remove it! Otherwise: Yep, you guessed it, you’ll get bad breath, explains your Riverside dentist.
Dry Tissues Equal Yucky Breath
If there’s not the right amount of saliva flowing in your mouth, bacteria will get to cling to your smile and accumulate. They’ll give off some funky smells, too, which will leave you with bad breath. If you think dry mouth is a problem, give us a call.
What Are You Eating?
If you’re eating something smelly, stop and see how it goes. This may be all you need!
Care For Bad Breath And Its Cause With A Visit
Setting up a visit with our team can help you eradicate the bad breath you’re experiencing, as well as the problem that’s causing it! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.