Some things are more obvious than others. We know and we need to eat because our stomach growls. We know when we need to sleep because we yawn. We know when we need to get glasses because our vision is blurry. Sadly, we don't always know when we need to freshen our breath.
Everyone has millions of bacteria in their mouth. Most of the time the good bacteria outweigh the bad bacteria. An odor-free environment exists in our mouths in the presence of this formula. When bad bacteria proliferate and overrun the mouth, the breath turns rancid. Most often, the tongue is the habitat for the flourishing bacteria. On the back of the tongue, where oxygen is sparse, bacteria cause quite a stink.
Remedies for Fighting Bad Breath
The best way to fight bad breath is to brush your teeth and tongue. Increasing saliva flow also helps to wash away bacteria. Another way to fight bad breath is to keep the good bacteria in balance with the bad bacteria. A healthy diet and lifestyle will go a long way to keep bacteria in check. It is not always convenient to brush your teeth though, and many turns to gum to help produce saliva and wash away bacteria and bad breath.
Gum Flavors Revealed
Chewing gum can reduce smelly breath. Some flavors are better than others at freshening your breath. Chewing gum that includes peppermint and spearmint are effective at reducing bacteria. It seems though, that chewing gum containing cinnamon is most effective at killing bacteria and germs which cause bad breath.
Come and see us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation or your regular checkup. We can help you determine best practices to reduce bad breath and neutralize the bacteria in your mouth.
Dentist Spokane, WA • Dental Blog • Bryan Hill, DDS At Bryan Hill, DDS we maintain a dental blog to help educate and inform our patients about topics that affect their oral health. Why not call us at: (509) 505-6303. Bryan Hill DDS, 9671 North Nevada St. ste. 200, Spokane, WA 99218-1146; (509) 505-6303; bryanhilldds.com; 2/22/2024; Page Keywords: dentist Spokane WA;