There are certain social anxieties that we’ve all experienced. One of them is wondering if your breath smells okay. No one wants to be that person with bad breath. As many people know, bad breath is connected to your oral hygiene. In honor of National Fresh Breath Day on August 6th, your MA dentist is going to explain how fresh breath is connected to oral hygiene, plus some other health benefits that follow from it.
Here’s how having fresh breath contributes to your oral and overall health.
Fresh breath is a sign of good oral hygiene.
Bad breath is caused by bacteria in your mouth. These are the bacteria that you kill off by regularly brushing your teeth, flossing, and getting regular cleanings from your dentist. These healthy habits prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems that cause bad breath. Additionally, if you are maintaining these healthy habits but still have problems with bad breath, that alerts your dentist to the fact that there is something going on in your mouth that they need to address.
Fresh breath lowers your risk of infections.
An underlying oral infection can be the cause of bad breath. By keeping up with the habits that give you nice fresh breath, you will also reduce your risk of infection. If you’re having issues with bad breath, the first thing to try is to kick up your oral hygiene routine. For example, make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. More likely than not, you’ll notice an improvement in your breath.
Fresh breath makes your food taste better.
It’s true! Bad breath affects the way you taste your food. Most of our sensation of taste is actually the smell, so if your breath is overpowering your food, it won’t taste as good. With fresh breath, you might even notice that your eating habits improve. Healthy food often has subtler flavors, and you’ll find that you enjoy healthy food more when bad breath isn’t getting in the way.
Get fresh breath at your MA dentist!
At Smile Boutique, we want you to have a healthy mouth. Nice fresh breath is a sign of a healthy mouth, and your MA dentist is ready to help you get there!