No one wants bad breath, but it can happen to the best of us. Sometimes it’s just because of an overly fragrant lunch, but sometimes it’s caused by something a little more permanent: gum disease. If your bad breath is caused by gum disease, you want to be sure to use a toothpaste that does more than just make your breath smell nice temporarily — you need a toothpaste that will treat the source of your halitosis. Here are some tips for picking a toothpaste to freshen your breath:
- Make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride, which will strengthen your tooth enamel and kill the bacteria that cause bad breath.
- Try to find a toothpaste with triclosan, an antibiotic that can also fight bad-breath bacteria in your mouth, or zinc, which can reduce the amount of plaque in your mouth.
- Don’t worry about finding toothpastes that boast cosmetic benefits while you’re trying to cure your gingivitis.
If you’re suffering from bad breath that just won’t go away, it might be a sign of something serious. Contact Noble Smile Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jahangiri. During your appointment, you can discuss the solutions available to you and learn about techniques that can make your bad breath disappear.