Bad breath, or halitosis can be caused by bacteria growing in your mouth. If you take care of your mouth, you are able to help fight any bad breath you are experiencing.
Our dentist, Dr. Andrew Sieger, is passionate about healthy mouths. Together our team at Backof Family Dentistry in New Holland, Pennsylvania, want to make sure you know how to best improve your breath.
Bacteria growing in your mouth is the most common cause of bad breath. The bacteria can grow in your gum line, on your teeth, and even on your tongue. To best fight against bad breath, it is important to make sure you clean your whole mouth.
Flossing daily helps clear bacteria and food particles from between your teeth and also helps clean your gumline. By removing some of the bacteria between your teeth, you can help your breath smell better.
Brushing your whole mouth is also an important part of freshening your breath. Not only should you be brushing your teeth and gums twice a day for at least two minutes, but you should spend some time brushing your tongue. Through focusing on cleaning your entire mouth of unwanted bacteria, you can help improve your breath.
If you have any further questions about improving your oral health, call us at 717-351-7342 and set up your appointment today. Our friendly team looks forward to having you in our office.