- August 23, 2013
While there are a wide variety of oral health problems out there that patients can experience over the course of their lives, bad breath is often one of the most common and most embarrassing. After all, it can be the worst feeling in the world for someone to inform you of an odor when you’re mid-sentence! Even worse, bad breath (also commonly referred to as halitosis) is often an indicator of much more serious oral health problems that could need attention. Here in Collegeville and Williamsport, Dr. DiGiallorenzo strongly believes in providing his patients in the Philadelphia area and beyond with all the information and attention they need to be healthy and comfortable; that’s why we’ve taken the time to provide some helpful tips for how to combat the frustrating presence of bad breath below.
- As with all potential oral health problems, the most effective way to diagnose any unpleasant conditions is by attending regular check-ups with Dr. DiGiallorenzo. Common problems such as cavities and periodontal disease can often induce bad breath, and our team will be sure to find and treat these areas during your visits with us. We can also provide advice on how to better your oral hygiene routine!
- No matter how diligently you brush or floss, some patients still find themselves riddled with bad breath! Why is this? Surprisingly, your tongue may be the culprit. Foul-smelling bacteria often like to cling to this area. Thankfully, a tongue scraper can be your ticket to fresh breath, being able to reach these far-back places that your toothbrush can’t clean.
- An anti-bacterial mouthwash can often enhance the effects of brushing and flossing by adding an extra layer of protection against bacteria.
- Chewing sugarless gum facilities the production of saliva, which can keep your mouth clean and free from any odor-causing agents.
Contact our Collegeville or Williamsport office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. DiGiallorenzo! At our Philadelphia area practices, you’ll be sure to experience oral health care that effective, comfortable, and personalized every time you come in. We welcome new patients from all over the country!