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Don’t scare Santa away: How to fight bad breath this Christmas!

This holiday season, whether you’re celebrating with friends or family, you want to be able to look and feel your best. When it comes to feeling confident, bad breath can be a great cause for embarrassment or shame. So, what are the best ways to fight bad breath and feel confident this Christmas?

Drink Water

One of the simplest ways to combat bad breath is to drink enough water. Hydration is important so that the mouth can produce enough saliva. Saliva plays a significant role in maintaining oral health because it helps clean and rinse the mouth.

Practice Dental Hygiene

Brushing and flossing are not only needed for your oral health, they are an integral part of fighting or preventing bad breath. When brushing and flossing are neglected, the food particles and bacteria that linger in the mouth can cause bad breath. We recommend that you brush your teeth twice each day and floss once daily.

Brush or Scrape Your Tongue

Bacteria and compounds can form and collect on your tongue that put off an unpleasant odor. Cleaning your tongue regularly can help fight halitosis. To clean your tongue, either brush your tongue from back to front or use a tongue scraper.

Use Mouthwash

Mouthwash should never replace brushing and flossing. However, using mouthwash regularly can help in the fight against bad breath.

Visit Dazzling Smiles Dental for a check-up and clean

Halitosis (bad breath condition) can be a symptom of certain medications, mouth infections, and nose or throat conditions, but more often, it’s linked to bad bacteria in the mouth. For this type of bad breath, our Craigieburn clinic has an easy fix; dental cleanings. Dental cleanings are a safe, quick, and trusted solution. The best way to overcome bad breath is by having a healthy mouth. With a thorough cleaning and bad breath treatment, your bad breath germs won’t be able to survive. You will leave the appointment feeling and smelling fresh and clean.

Our dental hygienist services in Craigieburn are just one of the ways we look after your amazing smile and can help you fight bad breath.

To give your mouth the deep clean it deserves contact Dazzling Smiles Dental. We are conveniently located in Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre, with ample parking available. We are preferred providers for major health funds including Bupa, HCF, and Medibank. To book an appointment, call 03-8339-4253 or contact us online.

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