Welcome to the Advanced Dental Associates blog!
We just want to say that we didn’t put “advanced” in our name for no reason! Around here, we know that dental care is getting better all the time, and that’s in large part because of the advancements in technology that the field of dentistry has experienced in recent years. With an added focus on patient comfort and early diagnosis, we’re glad to be leading the charge on new approaches to dealing with old problems.
One age-old issue that we can help you with is bad breath. Yes, we’re talking to YOU! You don’t have to be ashamed, it happens to everyone at some point. And even if your bad breath is of the chronic variety called halitosis, we still can help you improve your situation.
Read on to hear some tips for making your breath more manageable, and then get in-touch with us to schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment in our San Antonio office.
Water is such an amazing thing when it comes to oral health. And staying sufficiently hydrated is also the best thing you can do to keep bad breath from ruining your life.
How can that be? Here’s the deal: saliva naturally destroys the bacteria in your mouth that is causing your bad breath. But for saliva to be produced, you will need to drink lots of refreshing water. Makes sense, right?
Skip The Mints
It is a quick fix but please don’t eat a mint to cover up the horrible taste in your mouth. It may seem like a good solution but it makes matters worse in the end. The problem is that most mints are full of sugar. Once the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that remains is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria causing your breath problems.
Focus On Your Tongue
This is something most people forget about. But your tongue can hide bacteria and add to your breath woes. If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, take some time to scrape and brush your tongue. It will be time well spent.
Brushing And Flossing
Did you know that bacteria is always breaking loose in your mouth? And getting past bad breath is a matter of eliminating that bacteria!
To get fresh breath, you ought to be brushing and flossing twice a day or more to drive the bacteria out of the hiding spots in your mouth.
This will help keep your mouth fresh and clean in-between your preventive appointments in our office, which are also key to keeping a healthy smile!
Keep Your Smile Fresh!
At Advanced Dental Associates, we have been providing the good folks of San Antonio, Texas with state-of-the-art dental care for over 35 years and we are proud of our role in helping to boost the oral health of our community. We’ll work hard to create affordable, practical care plans and payment arrangements for you so that you can get the services you need, when you need them.
To schedule your next preventive appointment with us, just call 210-819-5233!