You Can Avoid Bad Breath with an Arlington Dentist

November 12, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilesforlifeteam @ 5:26 pm

woman hiding smile embarrassed Unfortunately, we’ve all ran into that coworker that doesn’t have the freshest breath. Maybe they had coffee that morning or maybe they have a real dental issue that could be causing them to have less than fresh breath.

Either way, you know that you don’t want to be the next coworker to assault someone with stinky breath. Here are a few tips and tricks to avoid chronic bad breath from your Arlington dentist.

Avoid These 4 Causes of Chronic Bad Breath

You may think you just need a mint, but bad breath that just won’t quit is actually a sign from your mouth that you need to see a dentist. Here are the top 4 reasons why you may have bad breath, all of which you can get assistance from a dental professional to correct.

Failing Dental Hygiene

Your dentist recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for good reason. It’s critical to remove dental debris and leftover food after a long day. It’s also just as important to remove the dental bacteria that multiply in your mouth when you wake up.


The beginning of gum disease is known as gingivitis. One of the signs that you may have developing gum disease is bad breath. Your dentist can help remove the stuck dental bacteria and tartar from below the gum line with more frequent deep cleanings and periodontal therapy.

Dry Mouth

If you’re not drinking enough water, your body may not be able to produce enough saliva. Saliva acts as a natural acid neutralizer and helps to clean your mouth. If you have a chronically dry mouth, your dentist may need to examine your mouth or prescribe medication to assist with that issue.

Too Much Tobacco

The reality is that any tobacco use is too much tobacco use. Tobacco does nothing but decline your oral health. It doesn’t matter if you chew it, spit it out, or smoke it. The chemicals can leave a stinky smell in your mouth and lungs while at the same time deteriorating your gum tissues and staining your teeth.

You Can Prevent Bad Breath

Here are a few dental tips that can help you improve uninviting breath:

  • Stay hydrated. Make sure to drink lots of water to produce natural saliva and swish out leftover dental debris.
  • Brush your teeth as directed. Your dentist wouldn’t lead you in the wrong direction. Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a day to keep your teeth clean.
  • Eat healthy, nutritious foods. Healthy foods are full of the vitamins and nutrients your whole body (especially your smile) needs to fight off bacteria. These also help to keep your breath smelling good.

There’s no such thing as “suffering” from bad breath—and you shouldn’t make your peers face stinky breath either. There are simple solutions to solve this problem, especially when you visit your dentist for assistance.

About Our Office

Dr. James T. Gary is committed to providing excellent dental care to all of his patients despite their specific dental problem. He works with everyone one on one to develop customized treatment plans that work to optimize oral health. If you need an expert on your team, call our local Arlington practice.