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It is an unfortunate fact that bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, is a common problem. Bad breath can be really embarrassing in both social and professional situations. If you have bad breath, there are certain short-term and long-term measures you can take. Allow Dr. Hajra Sheikh and our team to offer some helpful tips for banishing bad breath.

Eat a Mint or Chew Gum

Sugar-free mints and gum are really helpful to quickly mask bad breath before a business meeting or a social outing. This is one of those short-term fixes, though. A mint or gum will not cure bad breath. However, they can cover it. Mints and gum still come in handy, though, as they are small and can easily fit in a purse or pocket.

Drink Water

If you suffer from consistent or recurring bad breath, dry mouth may be the cause. Dry mouth means that your mouth is not producing enough saliva, which means that there is not sufficient saliva to clean your mouth of bad-smelling bacteria and food particles. Drinking lots of water is a great way to combat dry mouth, and thus halitosis.

Brush Your Teeth

Your bad breath may be the result of bacteria or food particles lingering in the mouth. Brushing your teeth can give your breath a fresh, clean smell.

Visit Your Dentist

For long-term bad breath relief, visit our dentist in Amherst, New Hampshire. Visiting our office is especially helpful if your bad breath is consistent or recurring. At our office, we can discover and treat the underlying cause of your bad breath. Your bad breath may be the result of tooth decay, gum disease, bad oral hygiene or other issues.

We invite you to contact New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry at 603-672-6546 today to learn more and to set up your next appointment.