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Dealing With Bad Breath

If you are plagued by persistent bad breath, there are often simple solutions to the problem. Many times, changes in lifestyle habits can promote fresher breath and prevent embarrassing moments in your personal and professional life. Read below for helpful tips for dealing with the common problem of bad breath. 

  • Stop all tobacco use. Tobacco is well-known for its damaging health effects to your entire body. Tobacco causes damage to the mouth as well, only intensifying the foul odor that is left behind inside your mouth. If you use any type or any amount of tobacco, make the choice today to stop. 
  • Stay hydrated. Your body functions properly when its systems are running well. Water is one of the most necessary components of your body, and when you are not well hydrated, your bodily systems cannot perform as they should. Your mouth relies on the production of saliva to keep it moist and clean throughout the day. Saliva helps to rinse bacteria-laden plaque away from the teeth and keeping it from negatively affecting the scent of your breath.
  • Avoid odorous foods and beverages. Some foods and beverages are just stinkier than others. Coffee, wine, alcohol, cheeses, garlic, and onions are among the most notorious for their lingering smells. Avoiding these is the only guaranteed way to prevent them from impacting how your breath smells, but that is not always doable or even desirable. When you do indulge in odorous foods and beverages, brush your teeth and rinse with mouthwash shortly afterwards to limit the intensity of their odors and how long they impact your breath.
  • Practice good oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily are essential habits for keeping the mouth clean and your breath as fresh as possible. Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque from the teeth so that the bacteria do not damage your tooth enamel and gum tissues. Making your oral hygiene a priority is one of the easiest ways to prevent bad breath from occurring and for dealing with occasional instances when it creeps up.
  • Clean oral appliances. Oral appliances can harbor just as much plaque as your teeth do. Cleaning them as often as your clean your teeth will help to prevent foul odors from plaguing your mouth. Dentures, retainers, and aligners must be well cared for to ensure that they are helping you, not harming you.
  • Visit your dentist regularly. Your dentist is your number one advocate in dealing with bad breath. By visiting the dentist twice a year, s/he can thoroughly clean your teeth and examine them to ensure that plaque buildup is not the source of your problem. If the above mentioned lifestyle changes do not help, there could be underlying issues that your dentist can diagnosis and treat. 

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

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1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Patti B.
I had my first visit, for a routine cleaning. I am very impressed with the ease of scheduling an appointment, the convenience of appointments outside of ""regular"" business hours, the friendly staff and the thoroughness of the examination and cleaning procedure. Dr. Park was careful, compassionate, a good listener, and explained a lot about my teeth and her recommendations to care for my dental health moving forward. I am pleased and I look forward to being a long-term patient! Thanks Green Dental of Alexandria!
Roberto B.
Gold Stars on all fronts. The office is spotless, gives off a great vibe and has quiet soothing classical music playing. The front desk people are very warm and go above and beyond. Televisions are placed above the chairs so you can relax and watch TV while they work away under the hood. Dr. Park is very kind, thorough, and addressed all my concerns and questions.
Sure cleanings hurt a bit, but I actually look forward to them now!
Lauren K.
Best dental experience I've had in a long time. The reception/billing staff was friendly and helpful. The dental hygienists were gentle and knowledgeable. Dr Park was kind, thorough, and answered all of my questions. I'll be back!
Terry A.
Dr. Park has a wonderful manner with her patients! I feel very fortunate to have her as my dentist. Her hygienists and office staff are very competent and kind. I would go nowhere else.
Jennifer B.
I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!
Saletta C.
I've been a patient for 3.5 years. Today I got a tooth pulled. I am not proud of that. Dr. Park gave me options today that included allowing her to pull it or go see an Oral Surgeon. There was no way I was leaving her office when I trust her so much. I was nervous but I trust her more than anyone I've ever trusted to complete dental work. I am very found of Dr. Park and how caring and gentle her care is with each patient. I was equally impressed when I walked into her office today. Dr. Park was personally calling a patient just to see how he was doing after a visit. I joked with her about that .... what Dr. calls just to check on you anymore. Very nice. Very much appreciated.
Ranjana S.
I picked this because it was close and was impressed with the polite professionalism I encountered. Loved that I did not have to wait, but also loved the massage chair to relax tired back muscles. I felt the cost of procedures was a little on the high side...
Chantel L.
One of the best dental clinics I've been to thus far. I love the fact that they give an incentive (free tooth whitening) for good dental hygiene and their service is impeccable. I'm happy they actually went over the x-rays and pictures they took of my teeth to give more knowledge of what they look for in x-rays. I'm so happy I found them!
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