Everyone has experienced the social awkwardness and discomfort of bad breath at one point or another. Whether it’s the odorous remains of the garlic and onions in your lunch or a recurring problem linked to your oral health, bad breath is a problem that warrants an effective, reliable solution. At the Naperville, IL dental practice of Dr. Paul V. Caputo, our team offers a variety of general and preventive dentistry services to help keep your smile looking and feeling its best. Part of maintaining a happy and healthy smile is treating and preventing halitosis, or bad breath.
Curing Bad Breath: Is It Possible?
While it is true that certain foods will nearly always result in an undesirable oral odor that lingers after a meal, chronic halitosis is an issue that requires attention and action. Adhere to these simple steps on a daily basis to restore fresh breath and ensure continued dental health:
- Brush your teeth with an ADA-approved toothpaste, spending a minimum of two minutes brushing each time
- Use a tongue scraper to remove odor-causing bacterial buildup
- Invest in an anti-bacterial mouthwash
- Don’t forget to floss at least once per day
- Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated
- Rinse your mouth with plain water after eating or drinking, especially in cases of sugary or acidic foods and beverages
Bad breath that does not subside with the help of these simple oral hygiene tips may be indicative of a more serious underlying problem, including tooth decay or periodontal disease. I welcome you to come to me with your concerns, and together we’ll develop a treatment plan that is specifically designed with your unique situation in mind.
Schedule Your Visit
If you regularly deal with persistent bad breath, a foul taste in the mouth, or any other similar symptoms and you’re ready to reclaim your life, we’re here to help. Contact my office today to schedule your consultation and to speak to our caring, knowledgeable team. From our state-of-the-art practice in Naperville, IL, we proudly serve families from throughout the surrounding areas. Patients visit us from Aurora, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, and beyond. I look forward to working with you as your trusted partner in a lifetime of optimal oral health.