You might have a beautiful new sweater you’re planning on wearing this holiday. You may have your plans laid out and everything seems nearly perfect. That is, aside from the fact that you’re terrified of developing bad breath! You want to be able to enjoy the experience and get through all of the celebrations with friends and family but you also want to know you can escape potential embarrassment during close face-to-face convos. No problem! Our Auburn Hills, MI team has got you covered with some easy tips.
Don’t Give Yourself An “Out” From Hygiene
There’s something about holiday time that makes us feel freer, more relaxed, and as though the usual rules don’t apply. While it might be fine to stay up a little later or do things that are a bit out or character, we remind you that if you rely on this feeling to give you an “out” from your dental hygiene responsibilities, you’re going to be in trouble! Not only will you be encouraging problems like decay but you’ll also definitely end up with bad breath. So, keep up with your brushing and flossing to maintain that nice-smelling smile.
Check The Ingredients
Did someone bring hummus to your holiday party? Before you dig in, if you’re extremely concerned about maintaining fresh breath, remember to check the ingredients. If it’s full of something known to be quite stinky and pungent (like garlic), it will likely be scenting your breath for the remainder of the evening. However, a quick dental hygiene session will certainly help.
Chew Some Gum
We know, you might think that choosing to chew gum is bad. The truth is, it is bad if you’re chewing sugar-filled gum. It can also be problematic if you’re wearing Invisalign trays or have any dental work around which the gum may become wound and stuck. However, if all checks out and you can chew gum safely, then chewing gum free of sugar is actually to your benefit (both for addressing bad breath and for protecting your smile health). How about that? We suggest a minty flavor for improved freshness.
Address Bad Breath With Us
Come in to learn more about the cause and possible treatment for your bad breath if you cannot clear it at home. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.