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Bad Breath? Yet Another Reason to Floss - Part 1

by Dr. Roger Parkes
October 2nd, 2017
Manual toothbrush
Manual toothbrush

Do you floss your teeth at the minimum of once a day? You should, and here's why:

Flossing day-to-day helps remove the food particles and bacteria that cause foul breath. This makes flossing among the simplest methods to prevent and banish bad breath.

Bad breath, or halitosis, is more typical than many people realize. Bad breath is an important dental health concern, whether it's your own or another person's, it's nothing to joke about. Bad breath is more than an embarrassing social problem—it may possibly be a sign of disease or illness.

Your Pal Saliva

Your mouth is more vulnerable to plaque buildup with less saliva. This can easily create an unpleasant smell.

The following circumstances can minimize the saliva in your mouth and promote bad breath:

Beverages consisting of alcohol may possibly promote a dry mouth and bring about bad breath. So right before you hop into bed after an evening of drinking, make sure you floss, regardless of how worn out you might possibly be.

Early morning
You may be susceptible to bad breath in the morning since saliva circulation stops when you sleep. Mornings may be an optimal time for your routine dental flossing.

Being Hungry or Thirsty
Since there is not much saliva in your mouth whenever you're dehydrated, you're vulnerable to bacterial buildup and bad breath. Be sure you drink plenty of fluids and eat right. Chewing food increases the saliva in your mouth, so, if you're skipping meals or perhaps dieting, you may develop bad breath. If you must reduce your food consumption and eat infrequently, drink plenty of water to help retain the amount of saliva in your mouth to help minimize the risk of bad breath.

Do you need to see a periodontist in the Jackson, MS area?

If so, Dr. Parkes and Dr. Stewart are always welcoming new patients to their practice in Jackson, MS.Be sure to contact us today!