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Bad Breath And How To Avoid It

Bad breath can be an embarrassing and stressful condition, and there are many ways to prevent it. Talking to your dentist about the problem is an important step as this can rule out any underlying dental problems or infections, so book an appointment today and start to make a difference.

Here at Guiney Dental Clinic, we are always available to talk to you about any problems you may be having with your dental health. We are experienced in dealing with dental problems of all kinds and we’ll be happy to help you and your family to learn more about how to protect your teeth and gums in the future.

How To Prevent Bad Breath:

  1. Brush your teeth twice every day. Brushing your teeth for at least 2 minutes, twice a day, is the best way to take care of your teeth and keep your gums healthy. You should also brush your tongue, or use a tongue scraper to keep it clean. You should help your children to learn to brush effectively, and supervise brushing until they are at least 7 years old to ensure that they develop good dental habits for life.
  2. Floss and rinse. You should floss every day to remove debris that can build up in between the teeth, and talk to your dentist about whether a mouth wash would be a good idea for you. Some experts believe that mouth wash is unnecessary and can irritate oral tissue, but others see this as a good way to address bad breath in some cases.
  3. Give up smoking. Smoking is known to result in bad breath, as well as dramatically increasing the risk of developing cancers of the mouth and throat. Getting help to quit smoking can make a huge difference to your health and improve your dental health, too, so take this important step to-day.
  4. Drink more water. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day is great news for your general health and also important to prevent bad breath by wash-ing away food particles and bacteria. Some medications cause a dry mouth, and you should talk to your dentist about this to find a solution for your situation.
  5. Choose healthy snacks. Skipping meals can lead to bad breath as stomach acids build up, and snacking on fresh fruit or vegetables can help to reduce this. Healthy snacks and sugarless gum will also increase your saliva flow which is important to keep the mouth clean and wash bacteria away,

Find A Cork Dentist You Can Trust

Are you looking for a good family dentist in Cork? Visit the Guiney Dental Clinic in Ballincollig to meet our friendly, experienced team, who will be happy to dis-cuss your dental needs with you. Call today on 021-481 0535.


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