Welcome to the Perrigo Dental Care blog! At our Hoover, Alabama practice, we provide a wide range of preventive dentistry services that are designed for children, adults, and seniors alike.

Our office philosophy and slogan has always been, “share your smile.” That’s because we have found that the way you feel about yourself impacts how you act and how you treat those around you. You should be ready to flash your gorgeous grin and interact up close and personal with others at any given time.

If you have low self-confidence, whether it be from a cosmetic issue with your teeth or something else, it projects itself in the way you go about your daily work and how you interact with your friends and your family and things like that.

But the condition of your smile isn’t the only thing that can have an adverse effect in this area. So too will your breath. Many patients suffer from a chronic condition known as halitosis. This can be extremely embarrassing. But we want you to know that there is plenty that you can do to improve your situation.

In today’s post, we want to offer some tips for fighting bad breath…

Don’t Fall For Breath Mints

We understand that when you get a nasty taste in your mouth, it’s easy to grab a mint, cover it up, and move on. The only thing is that most mints are full of sugar.

Here’s the real problem with mints: after the mint has dissolved in your mouth, all that remains is a sugary residue that actually feeds the bacteria causing your breath problems in the first place.

If you opt for mints, it can perpetuate a vicious cycle. If you must, try chewing on some sugar-free gum instead of breath mints.

Floss Is Your Friend

You will need to rely on some tools to help you get the job done. Did you know that overcoming chronic bad breath is actually a matter of destroying bacteria? Sure is! And we can tell you that brushing is a really great start. But dental floss is an even better weapon in this ongoing war. You should attempt to floss twice a day or more to drive bacteria out from the hard-to-reach zones in-between your pearly whites.

Don’t Neglect Your Tongue

Don’t give up hope. If you are dealing with chronic bad breath, take some time to scrape and brush your tongue. Do it at least twice a day, when you brush and floss! It will go a long way towards keeping bacteria at bay.

Water Is The Key

Did you know that keeping yourself hydrated is perhaps the best thing you can do to ward off bad breath? This is because saliva naturally eliminates bacteria in your mouth that is causing the bad breath.

And in order for saliva to be produced, you need to drink lots of water. The awesome thing is that in many areas the tap water is infused with fluoride, which further protects your smile. Score!

Schedule Regular Appointments At Perrigo Dental Care!

Our preventive dentistry program will help you stay on the good road. And our doctors are up to date with the latest techniques. We utilize sophisticated computer technology for all patient evaluations to determine the condition of the patient’s mouth and what is the best possible treatment option for you!

As such, following the tips in today’s blog post and visiting our office every 6 months can be all it takes to keep your mouth free from harmful bacteria and bad breath!

To make an appointment, call us today at 205-545-8007.