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Get rid of bad breath with these tips from Calgary dentist

Get rid of bad breath with these tips from Calgary dentist

Few things are as embarrassing as having bad breath in the company of others. Also called “halitosis,” bad breath can have several underlying causes, but fortunately, there are several effective solutions! Below, Dr. Hanif Asaria, dentist at Calgary Dental Centers, weighs in on how to get rid of bad breath so you can socialize with others with confidence.

Stay hydrated

When your mouth is dry from insufficient water intake, it can cause bad breath to occur. In some cases, simply increasing the amount of water and other clear fluids that you drink throughout the day can help tackle this issue. In cases of ongoing dry mouth, also called xerostomia, other treatments and lifestyle changes to eliminate your dry mouth and bad breath may be necessary.

Maintain good oral hygiene

As you eat throughout the day, small particles of food become lodged between your teeth, where bacteria love to reside and feed off the sugars and starches. These bacteria can lead to bad breath and gum disease if you don’t sufficiently clean your teeth each day. To avoid this, we recommend:

  • Brushing your teeth after every meal, or at least twice per day
  • Flossing every day or using other interdental cleaners
  • Seeing the dentist twice per year for professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup

Try ultrasonic irrigation or tongue cleaning treatments

At Calgary Dental Centers, we offer deep ultrasonic irrigation to gently remove bacteria and plaque that coat the tongue, gums, and teeth and lead to bad breath. This treatment consists of using ultrasonic micro-shockwaves to create vibrations that destroy the cell structure of the bacteria, and then flushing away the debris from your gums and teeth with water.

Using special instruments, we can also perform tongue cleaning to remove bacteria, dead cells, fungi, and debris from your tongue that can contribute to bad breath. Afterwards, we use a special mouth rinse to moisturize your mouth and eliminate any remaining bacteria.

Seek advice from your dentist

The best treatment option depends on what is causing it to occur in the first place, so working with a trusted dentist like the team at Calgary Dental Centers is recommended to help you achieve the best results. To schedule a consultation, call us in Calgary, AB at (403) 768-1339.

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Calgary’s Dental Care - Dr. Hanif Asaria

Dr. Hanif Asaria is a dentist who serves the area of Calgary, who is devoted to helping people get the smile of their dreams. He graduated in 1989 with a DDS at the Canadian University of Alberta. He is a member of the Alberta Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has over 28 years of experience in the areas of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.