We are social creatures, and being confident with ourselves helps us socialize. Confidence is a collection of everything that makes you. It’s a combination of your outward appearance and your inward mindset. One thing we have all encountered, either from some person or ourselves, is bad breath. And that’s one thing that can kill confidence in any social situation.

Bad breath happens to the best of us, and can be attributed to many different factors:

  • Food
  • Poor Dental Hygiene
  • Tobacco products
  • Health Conditions

These are just a few reasons – the Mayo Clinic has an article detailing more causes of bad breath.

This can cause anxiety in the most confident of people. It’s hard to tell on your own if you have bad breath. Let’s come up with a plan to combat bad breath!

  1. Floss and brush your teeth twice a day. Good oral hygiene is the first line of defense.
  2. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash, such as Listerine.
  3. Drink plenty of water.
  4. Encourage good bacteria in the gut with yogurt or pro-biotics.
  5. Keep your regular cleanings with your dentist and hygienist. There may be decay or gum disease that is fighting against you.

For a more complete list, check out our previous blog:  Steps to Fresh Breath.

We’re here to help you toward a healthy and pleasant smile!