Dentist, Edward Filangeri provides dental treatment services in Lake Ronkonkoma New York. Our dental care services include: Family, Childrens, Cosmetic, General, Dental Implant, Orthodontic, Restorative and Preventive Dentistry. Other dental treatment services include: dental root canal treatment, gum disease treatment, oral cancer screening, dentures, sleep apnea, white dental fillings, dental crowns, bridges and veneers, smile makeovers, dental digital imaging and oral hygiene care.
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Keep Your Breath Fresh Step by Step
1.We’ve all done a hand check,
right? But other than a false sense of security -- or maybe a hand that smells
-- what does it prove? Not much. But what we do know is you are what you eat.
When you eat, food starts to be digested in your mouth. Bacteria break down food
particles and releases sulfur compounds that are involved in bad breath.
2.Another cause is poor oral
health. Bacteria from tooth decay or gum problems will linger in your mouth
like a vacationing guest at your house, so ask yourself: Are you really brushing
and flossing as you should? Are you using an antibacterial mouthwash? A more
severe problem, like gingivitis or periodontal disease, will require
professional intervention. So visit your dentist regularly as part of your
battle against halitosis.
3.Speaking of bacteria, your tongue
can be a magnet for unpleasant germs and smells, so don’t forget it when you’re
brushing. If your tongue feels like it needs to be shaved with a razor,
brushing may not be enough. If that’s the case, use a tongue-cleaning device to
scrape it clean. You might even get one free when you see your dentist.
4.It may seem obvious, but eau du
tobacco … no. If you want fresh breath, don’t smoke.
5.How wet is your whistle? Saliva
is the body’s natural way of keeping your mouth cleansed, and the salivary
gland doesn’t work as well if your well is dry.
6.Finally, persistent bad breath
could be the sign of a major medical problem, like acid reflux, sinus
infections, diabetes, or kidney problems. So make sure you get regular medical
checkups and follow any special instructions your doctor may give you.