Battling Bad Breath With Your Dental Implants

woman with bad breathDental implants Gainesville, FL dentist Dr. Altschuler wants to share with you a few of the easiest ways to battle bad breath with and without dental implants. Here at Altschuler Periodontic and Implant Center many of our dental implants approach us wondering how they can best battle bad breath once the process is complete. Funny enough, the same methods for battling bad breath with natural teeth apply to dental implants. That’s part of the beauty of dental implants. They require no special care or treatments to be kept healthy. This is especially beneficial to those patients financing their own dental implant treatments.

Because of the frequency which which the concern over bad breath is brought to the attention of our staff members, we decided to create a list comprising a few of the the easiest ways to throw a wrench in the works of bad breath. All of them you can perform today, and we’re willing to bet you’ll see results in the state of your breath sooner rather than later. Remember, occasional bad breath is normal and everyone gets it. However, when bad breath is not addressed or taken care of it can lead to bigger problems like gum disease and periodontitis. When periodontitis comes into the picture, your dental implants will greatly at risk. However, fear not! We’re here with a list of quick fixes that can turn your breath right around.

Carry A Travel Size Bottle of Alcohol-Free Mouthwash In Your Purse or Briefcase

This is one of the easiest ways to stop bad breath in its tracks during the day when a toothbrush may not be available. The reason is because mouthwash can be used anywhere, at any time. After meals during the day, simply step into the nearest bathroom and give your mouth a quick swish. Doing this can help to dislodge food particles that may have become caught in between your teeth while eating. Those food particles would otherwise sit and gather bacteria, and that is often times where bad breath comes from. Mouthwash also kills bacteria on the tongue and cheeks of your mouth. It’s kind like an all over cleaning for your mouth.

Floss, Floss, Floss

We know you’ve been hearing this from your dentist all your life, but it’s true. Flossing is incredibly important in not just battling bad breath but all around oral health. Much like rinsing with mouthwash, flossing dislodges trapped food particles from in between your teeth. However, flossing is much more effective. As we already know, trapped food particles can sit and gather bacteria, causing bad breath and, if left unattended, further issues. Another great thing about floss is it that can be done anywhere at any time of the day. Just like with mouthwash, all you need to do is step into the nearest bathroom and give your teeth a quick floss after meals. It’s easy and effective.

Reach for A Carrot, Not The Cookies

When we make this suggestion, we are not doing so with your waistline in mind. Nope, were strictly speaking breath here. Vegetables contain something called fiber. Fiber facilitates the production of saliva in your mouth. It just so happens that saliva is your mouth’s natural defense against bacteria. A healthy amount of bacteria in your mouth can not only keep bacteria held in a temporary hiatus, but it can help wash a portion of it down with the amount you swallow. The fewer bacteria in your mouth, the better you breath.

We hope these helpful hints have given you some good ideas on how you might take up arms in the battle against bad breath today. Until next time readers, keep smiling.