Putting A Stop To Your Bad Breath

greensboro bad breath

Bad breath can be embarrassing and even impact your overall quality of life and social interactions. But did you know this is often linked to poor oral health? When you improve your smile’s health, you can get relief from halitosis. At our Greensboro, NC, dentist’s office, we can help you enjoy fresher breath and healthier smiles!

Halitosis and Poor Oral Health

Bad breath could be caused by a number of different factors. For example, if we eat meals loaded with garlic and onions, this could lead to halitosis. Likewise, the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products are linked to bad breath. Drinking beverages that are linked to dry mouth, like coffee, could also be a factor. But our oral health is a major deciding factor in the freshness of our breath. For example, when we don’t brush and floss daily, this could leave particles from our foods and drinks behind, available for oral bacteria to consume, creating plaque buildup and causing halitosis. In addition, lack of water could lead to dry mouth, which limits saliva production and the ability of your body to rinse away stray food and drink particles, feeding harmful oral bacteria.

Better Care at Home

To start, be sure you drink plenty of waster and cut back on items like garlic and onion, and eat a healthier diet. Each day, you should brush in the morning and evening for two minutes, and use a fluoride toothpaste when you do to help keep enamel strong. You also need to floss every evening before you brush the second time, as this helps remove the particles of food and drink that a toothbrush’s bristles alone cannot reach. These actions help limit the severity of plaque buildup and the impacts of poor oral health.

Treatment in Our Office

We want to see you every six months for a checkup and cleaning so we can monitor your smile for signs of trouble. In the same visit, we also clean the teeth, which involves removing all plaque and tartar buildup before we polish the teeth. This helps fight bad breath and limits the ability of plaque and tartar to adhere to the teeth before your next visit, so your smile is less likely to develop to tooth decay and gum disease, which also impact the freshness of your breath and the stability of your smile.

If you have any questions about how better oral hygiene habits and regular visits for checkup and cleanings can protect your smile, or if you want to schedule a visit, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Your Greensboro, NC Dentist About Treating Halitosis

Our team is ready to help you enjoy a healthier smile and a better quality of life. To learn more about our treatment options, then call our Greensboro, NC dental office at (336) 854-9270.


Dental Care of Greensboro-logo
At Dental Care of Greensboro, we offer cutting-edge preventive, restorative, and cosmetic procedures at our state-of-the-art facility. We look forward to helping you keep your smile healthy and confident for a lifetime!
Mon – Thurs:
8am – 7pm
Fri: 8am – 4pm
Sat: 8am – 3pm