Over 50% of the US population has bad breath at any one time, half of those individuals have the condition of chronic halitosis and may not even know it. August 6th is National Fresh Breath Day, a day for dentists and oral care professionals to help in the fight against bad breath. If you are experiencing chronic bad breath and would like to see if it is due to an underlying condition, contact Medical Arts Dentistry at (912) 355-0605 to schedule your Savannah dental appointment today!
Bad breath may be a result of many factors, such as plaque, decay, smoking, or even certain medications. The best defense against bad breath is good oral hygiene, however, there are certain foods and beverages that can actually help in the fight against bad breath. To help freshen your breath throughout the day, try out the following:
Stay hydrated - Drinking water throughout the day helps to promote the production of saliva, which is a natural defense against the bacteria that causes bad breath.
Vitamin C - Foods that are rich in vitamin C help reduce mucus and toxin levels that are a cause of bad breath. Additionally, vitamin C also help to fight bacteria.
Probiotics - When you consume something with probiotics, such as yogurt, it helps reduce hydrogen sulfide, which is known to cause bad breath.
Herbs - Chewing on herbs care a great source of promoting fresh breath. Some of the best herbs for this are parsley, eucalyptus, spearmint, rosemary, cardamom, tarragon, and coriander.
If you have been maintaining your oral hygiene and have found that nothing is helping with your problem of bad breath, contact Savannah dentist Dr. Carla Roher to schedule an appointment by calling (912) 355-0605. We serve patients residing in and around the communities of Savannah, Richmond Hill, and Garden City, GA.