If you have chronic bad breath, you are probably aware that it can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there are many different options you should consider, including mouthwash or brushing your pearly whites. Still, do you know what you can do about your bad breath if you don’t have your toothbrush or mouthwash available? Luckily, there are several options you can turn to, such as chewing gum or reaching for breath mints.
Of course, either of these choices can improve your breath. However, we usually recommend picking sugar-free mints or gums. Sadly, sugar-free mints can be difficult to find, but sugar-free chewing gum is fairly common. Still, would you be surprised to learn that chewing gum offers many different benefits? For example, the chewing motion in your mouth can promote saliva flow. You see, saliva actually carries plaque and bacteria from your pearly whites, which will also improve breath.
Still, it is important to know you should schedule an appointment with our team if you are reaching for gum or mints on a regular basis. Sadly, consistent bad breath can indicate problems like gum disease. If you notice frequent bad breath, we suggest setting an appointment with us.
If you would like to learn more about dealing with bad breath in Nicholasville, Kentucky, please don’t hesitate to give Witty Family and Cosmetic Dentistry a call at 859-881-4633. Our dentist, Dr. Casey Witty will gladly assist your pearly whites and help you find the underlying cause of your bad breath. We look forward to meeting with you.