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Everybody hates dragon breath, and unfortunately, it’s a common problem. Bad breath can be really embarrassing in both social and professional situations. If you have bad breath, there are certain short-term and long-term measures you can take. Allow Dr. Ravi Aulakh and our team to offer some helpful tips for banishing bad breath.

Eat a Mint or Chew Gum
Sugar-free mints and gum are really helpful to quickly mask bad breath before a business meeting or a social outing. This is one of those short-term fixes, though. A mint or gum will not cure bad breath, only cover it. Mints and gum still come in handy, though, as they are small and can easily fit in a pocket or purse.

Drink Water
If you suffer from consistent or recurring bad breath, dry mouth may be the cause. Dry mouth means that your mouth is not producing enough saliva, which means that there is not sufficient saliva to clean your mouth of bad-smelling bacteria and food particles. Drinking lots of water is a great way to combat dry mouth, and thus bad breath.

Brush Your Teeth
Often, bad breath is the result of bacteria or food particles lingering in the mouth. Brushing your teeth can give your breath a fresh, clean scent.

Use Mouthwash
Mouthwash is another one of those quick fixes for bad breath. Mouthwash can cover bad odors without actually addressing the cause of the problem.

Visit Your Dentist
For long-term bad breath relief, visit our dentist in San Jose, California. Visiting our office is especially helpful if your bad breath is consistent or recurring. At our office, we can discover and treat the underlying cause of your bad breath. Your bad breath may be the result of tooth decay, gum disease, bad oral hygiene or other issues.

If you would like more information or to schedule your next visit, contact AZ Dental at 408-227-6000 today.