Get the Facts About Bad Breath

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Fall Dental Hygiene Tips With Dr. Feinberg

This fall, we all have many events coming up. As summer winds down, we begin to prepare for fall and winter festivities. This may include parties, corporate events, job interviews or even birthday parties. One thing we all want to do is look and feel our best.

When a group of adults and adolescents were asked the number one reason they feel turned off by a new friend, acquaintance, coworker or partner, their number one response was "bad breath." You may not feel your thinnest or always wear your favorite outfit, but your oral hygiene is even more vital.

Here are a Few Tips and Tricks

Besides brushing and flossing regularly, rinsing with a fluoride mouth rinse is important as well to get rid of bad breath. In fact this can wash away any leftover bacteria and fight infections which lead to bad breath in the mouth.

Next, reconsider that spicy curry for lunch the day of your date or interview, or that mac and cheese - no matter how delicious they may look! Spicy foods, as well as those with strong smells (think seafood, garlic, onions, etc.) can cause odors to linger on the breath, often even after brushing and rinsing in fact. Dairy products also tend to linger on the breath for quite some time, so try to avoid rich foods made with milk products. In some cases, chewing sugarless gum can help to fight these unpleasant smells.

Avoid Mixing Alcohol and Caffeine

Both of these drinks can dehydrate you, causing unpleasant breath. The best way to counteract this effect is to drink plenty of water.

This fall, call us at 619-462-8550 or Email Us to schedule your appointment with La Mesa dentist, Dr. Richard Feinberg, at the San Diego Dental Center, TODAY!

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