Halitosis is a common dental problem. By another name, it’s bad breath! It happens to everyone at least occasionally. The good news is, there’s a quick fix that typically works well. However, if the stinky odor lingers, you should see your dentist for long-term help for bad breath.
This short video features research from the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice that shows chewing gum can eliminate compounds that cause bad breath. Gum chewing increases your flow of saliva, which washes away those compounds. Choose a sugar-free gum with xylitol, a sweetener with cavity-fighting properties, to take great care of your teeth.
If the problem persists, though, you’ll need to visit our Laredo, TX office. We can thoroughly clean your teeth. This removes the bacteria in your mouth that leads to bad breath. A chronic bad odor can also indicate problems like cavities and gum disease. Treating those underlying issues will freshen your breath and improve your overall oral health.