August 6, 2014
Bad breath is something that we all must deal with from time to time, but that doesn’t make it any easier or any more pleasant when it occurs. Mints, flavored chewing gum, and mouth rinses may temporarily provide respite from malodorous breath, but these only serve to cover up the problem rather than addressing the root cause. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson helps patients battling bad breath treat their condition in a way that actually works.
Bad Breath Treatment in Boston, MA
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, may be caused by a variety of factors, including dehydration, certain medications, diet, smoking, chronic health problems, and more. In the majority of cases, patients suffering with bad breath can find substantial relief using over-the-counter oral healthcare products and practicing proper oral hygiene at home. Keep the following in mind if you are dealing with mild to moderate halitosis:
- Avoid tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption
- Brush teeth at least twice per day, preferably after each meal
- Don’t skip the floss! Bacteria trapped between teeth can cause odors
- Clean your tongue using a tongue scraper. Most bad breath bacteria hide on the tongue
- Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash each time your brush and floss
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
If your bad breath woes still persist even with the above practices in place, the underlying problem may warrant specialized treatment from your dentist. We are always happy to provide you with the treatment you need to achieve fresh breath and a more confident smile.
Breathe Easily with Halitosis Treatment in Boston
Dr. Sasson and his team understand how embarrassing chronic bad breath can be, particularly when it begins to negatively impact your social life. Fortunately, there are ways to treat and finally overcome halitosis, and we want to help. Contact our office in Brookline, MA today to speak with our caring, compassionate staff and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sasson. We look forward to working with you to develop a customized treatment plan that suits your lifestyle. Our practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout the Boston area and surrounding communities, including Newton, Somerville, Chelsea, Cambridge, and beyond.
March 5, 2014
If you’ve ever been the victim of an embarrassing situation because of bad breath, don’t worry – you are most certainly not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from the social awkwardness and personal discomfort associated with chronic bad breath, but the good news is that you don’t have to put up with it any longer. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Sasson and his team can work with you to find the halitosis treatment that best fits your unique case with comprehensive general dentistry services.
Fresh Breath Tips that Really Work
In the majority of cases, a noticeably foul odor when you speak or exhale is caused by particles of food that have not been completely removed from the mouth. Acids, starches and bacteria cling to your tongue, gums, the insides of your cheeks and the surfaces of your teeth. Sometimes, popping a breath mint or chewing a piece of gum seems to help, but the effects are typically temporary and not as effective as you’d like. This is because the underlying cause of the odor must be addressed rather than masked with artificial fresheners.
To combat bad breath at its source, Dr. Sasson and his team suggest keeping the following in mind:
- Consider your food. Certain foods are more likely to result in a less-than-fresh mouth than others. Fish, meat and dairy products – particularly milk and cheese – are among the most common offenders. If a toothbrush and mouthwash aren’t readily available, try rinsing your mouth with water after eating these types of food.
- Floss, floss, floss! Many people are perfectly good about brushing regularly, but tend to skimp on the flossing and mouthwash because they’re afterthoughts rather than vital steps in their routine. The fact is, though, that flossing and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash can help to remove debris and buildup that your toothbrush simply can’t reach.
- Stay hydrated. A dry mouth is an unhappy environment for the bacteria that reside there. When you drink plenty of fluids, the pH balance within your oral cavity stays sufficiently balanced, resulting in naturally fresher breath.
Of course, the best thing that you can do for your mouth and your breath is to visit Dr. Sasson for regular general dentistry checkups at least twice per year. This ensures that your teeth and gums are both clean and healthy, the two primary components of fresh-smelling breath. Contact our office in Brookline, MA today to schedule your appointment! We also warmly welcome families from throughout the surrounding areas, including Chelsea, Somerville, Boston, Newton, Cambridge, and beyond.