Your breath: When things are good with your oral health and you’re on track with your dental care, your breath is good! However, when things are bad (meaning, you’re not exactly up to date with the care you should be providing for yourself), then your breath is bad. Didn’t realize that there was such a strong connection between the two? If not, then now is the time to become more familiar with the details, as you explore the different parts of your smile care and how they are directly linked with whether or not you have lovely breath!
What Your Breath Says About Your Smile
We want you to remember that your breath can speak volumes about your smile and your oral health in general. If your smile smells good, then this is a good sign things are going pretty well for your grin. Now, if your smile smells bad, this could mean a couple primary things for you. First, it might mean that you’ve eaten something that smells quite strong, so you’re in need of a tooth brushing! On the other hand (and this usually occurs in such a way that you realize your breath just isn’t recovering after you brush), it may mean something is wrong and requires our attention.
Easy Fixes To Start With
To begin, before you jump to the conclusion that you need restorative care from us, we encourage you to take matters into your own hands. Make sure you’ve been drinking enough water, so you can rule out a bit of a dry mouth situation. Ensure you’re brushing and flossing as we suggest each day, so you’re keeping your smile free of too much plaque and leftover food particles. Consider whether you’ve been eating anything particularly potent (and then remove it from your diet for a while). If this helps, you can wait until your next regularly schedule visit to see us.
Home Care: Avoiding (Or Causing) Yucky Breath
Your home care, of course, is focused on the removal of plaque and debris from your smile, in an effort to maintain your best oral health (as you avoid problems like tooth decay, gingivitis, and more). Remember that when you prevent problems, you prevent the bad smell that comes with them. So, brush and floss!
Professional Care And Your Breath
The three things you must do in order to keep your smile safe through prevention: Brush, floss, schedule preventive visits. Not really on top of that third one? Set up your cleaning and checkup today, so your breath wins!
Keep Your Breath Fresh With Proper Care
Keep up with our team by coming in for preventive dental visits, so you may maintain fresh breath and a healthy smile. Schedule visits with us twice a year, so we may clean your smile and offer essential advice. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.