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Would you be interested in learning that bad breath can actually be an indication of a serious issue? For example, bad breath could actually be a symptom of gum disease. Furthermore, if have consistent bad breath, you could ultimately have gum disease. Fortunately, there are many things that can help you prevent gum disease altogether. Similarly, there are a number of things you could do to improve your breath.

For instance, you may already know that grabbing a breath mint or chewing gum could improve your breath quickly. However, please remember to buy sugar-free breath mints or sugar-free chewing gum. Unfortunately, if you choose gums or mints that contain sugar in it, it could actually make your breath smell worse because sugar tends to help bacteria thrive—which will ultimately make your breath worse. Moreover, please remember that mints will only cover your bad breath, while the chewing gum can actually promote saliva flow which will carry bacteria and plaque away from your teeth.

Again, if you find yourself dealing with bad breath, please remember to visit our team. Of course, it’s also important that you brush and floss on a daily basis. If you’re interested in hearing more about preventing bad breath in Midlothian, Virginia, or to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Jeryl Abbott, please don’t hesitate to contact Midlothian Dental Arts by calling 804-419-5155. We’ll gladly address any questions you could have and assess your teeth and gums. We look forward to receiving your call.