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If you frequently find yourself plagued by bad breath to the point that social situations become very unpleasant, the cause of bad breath may be bacteria buildup in your smile as a result of an inconsistent oral care routine or undiagnosed medical condition. We encourage you to visit the dentist to determine the cause of your bad breath and devise a treatment plan. There are steps you can take to treat bad breath with home remedies until you are able to see the dentist.

Instead of simply masking bad breath with a breath mint, we encourage you to choose sugar-free gum instead. Most breath mints are high in sugar, which feeds on bacteria and can make your bad breath worse in the long run. While gum doesn’t treat the cause of bad breath, its strong flavor can relieve the issue for a short while.

You can stimulate saliva flow to flush bacteria-causing food particles from your mouth by snacking on crisp fruits and vegetables. Dairy products such as unsweetened yogurt and cheese are an excellent way to neutralize the acids in your smile that lead to bad breath. We encourage you to ensure you are drinking enough water to remove residual food particles and harmful acids.

Please keep in mind that none of these home treatments for bad breath will eliminate the underlying cause. If bad breath is a frequent issue for you, please contact Texas Teeth at 972- 270-5113 today to speak with our dentist, Dr. Scharla Collins, about your options for bad breath treatment in Mesquite, Texas.