Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Avoiding Bad Breath

Bad breath stinks; both figuratively and literally! Fortunately for you, Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center of Philadelphia, PA has you covered! Take some of our tips for keeping fresh breath!

Don’t let bad breath cause you embarrassment! Just remember the two most important things: cleanliness and hydration.


It is probably most important to remember that bad breath comes from bacteria inside your mouth. Keep bacteria at bay by brushing two to three times per day and flossing once per day. You may also want to use a mouthwash. However, choose a mouthwash that does not have alcohol in it, as this can dry out your mouth and cause bacteria to thrive. In addition to your home oral care, visit your dentist for routine cleanings.


Hydration is a big part of keeping away bacteria. For one, frequently sipping water or tea will help wash away bacteria so it is not sitting in your mouth. Secondly, as mentioned before, bacteria thrive in dry mouth conditions. To stay hydrated, drink your recommended daily amount of water every day. Also, stay away from drinks that can dry out your mouth such as ones that contain alcohol or caffeine.

Bad breath can be a downer but it is able to be controlled! To schedule your cleaning at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA, call our office at (215) 279-1193 or visit our website,

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