Chronic bad breath can happen even when you do everything right: brushing and flossing after meals, using mouthwash, and having regular checkups at Staten Island Dental Care.
If you are doing everything right but still coping with bad breath, don’t make any changes right away. Brushing longer and more forcefully isn’t likely to make much of a difference. In fact, brushing too vigorously is dangerous to gums and contributes to gum recession.
Ordinary bad breath is usually caused by the things we eat and drink. Food debris builds up on the teeth and forms plaque, which is bacterial. The best defense against it is to brush and floss after every meal.
Whatever the cause, you don’t have to live with bad breath. The best thing to do is to let us know. At Staten Island Dental Care, we help patients from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne with effective brushing and flossing. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!