Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Don't Just Mask Bad Breath

Someone you know complaining about their bad breath?

You should fire off these simple questions:
  1.  Are you brushing (including tongue) flossing, and using mouth rinse daily?
  2. Are you eating foods like onions and garlic?
  3. Do you get food stuck in your teeth?
  4. Do you have gum disease?
  5. Do you have untreated decay?
  6. Do you have dry mouth?
If they answer yes to any of those, tell them they need to visit their dentist.

If that don't work they need to visit their primary physician because bad breath could stem from conditions somewhere else like sinus infections or gastrointestinal issues.

Spending hundreds on gum,sprays and mints inst always enough to mask bad breath - you have to get to the root of the problem.

Tawana Lee-Ware,DDS,MSD,Spokesperson for the American Association of Women Dentists. (Redbook Magazine - February 2015 Copy - What dentist tell their friends)

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