bad-breath-300x2334 Tips that the Breath Mint Companies Don’t Want the Guy with Dragon Breath to Know About

Bad Breath. We all know someone who has it (maybe even us sometimes). They endure or ignore overheard comments like:

That guy’s got dragon breath… Yo! What crawled in your mouth and died? Death breath! Or as they might say in France — “avoir mauvaise haleine”

And if we realize that we’ve got it, it’s a terrible feeling — you meet someone new or have a close conversation and you’re too busy worrying about the way your breath smells to make a good impression.

So, if you, or someone you know, tries the sniff test behind your hand or had to stock up on an endless supply of breath mints, mouth spray or gum, we’ve got help for your halitosis in the Plattsburgh area!

Below are 4 Tips to help identify the common CAUSES of the bad breath and do something about it.

Bad Breath Tip #1: Check Your Diet!

Your diet is an often overlooked source of bad breath.

Do you consume a lot of garlic, onions and coffee?

Most of us do and it can cause persistent bad breath. Try eliminating these three items from your diet for just two weeks, and see if the smell of your breath improves.

Bad Breath Tip #2: Step Up Your Oral Hygiene Game!

Even if you brush your teeth twice a day, do you skip your tongue?

It’s an important source of the bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. Removing these bacteria with your toothbrush helps to prevent bad breath. When you brush your teeth, brush the entire surface of your tongue, both on top and underneath. Then, rinse your mouth thoroughly to get rid of the bacteria.

Bad Breath Tip #3: Handle Dry Mouth!

Dry mouth happens when there isn’t enough saliva in your mouth to wash away the bacteria that cause an unpleasant odor.

Dry mouth has many causes, like dehydration, caffeine, smoking and certain medication side effects. Think about your lifestyle and what you can change to eliminate dry mouth.

Bad Breath Tip #4: Treat Allergies/Sinus Problems!

A very common cause of bad breath is post nasal drip, the kind that comes with allergies and sinusitis.

This affects your breath because these secretions help the bacteria in your mouth thrive and produce bad breath. If your bad breath is seasonal or reduced by antihistamines and allergy treatments, this might be the cause for you. See a professional for help if this has been a recurring issue.

And in addition to these 4 Tips, there are a variety of products on the market to temporarily treat bad breath, from drops to mouthwashes, specialty toothbrushes and more. And we’re not talking about the stuff you find in the checkout aisle that only lasts a few minutes.

So, if you know someone with “Dragon Breath” around the Plattsburgh area, send them our way before it gets worse!

And if you just want to be sure your breath is also the best it can be, let us know and we can help. We can do a very quick and painless evaluation of your mouth to help determine the cause and the right solution to break up with bad breath for good!

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