A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health
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A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.


A Guide to Creatively Handling a Child's Dental Health

Brush Up On Bad Breath Knowledge

Bella Snyder

If you are noticing people turning away from you when you speak or trying to put more distance between the two of you, then you may have really bad breath. This article can help you to freshen up your breath, so you can avoid embarrassing situations in the future.

The different causes of bad breath

One of the things that can make it difficult to get rid of bad breath is the fact that there are so many things that can cause it. This means you have to start by determining the cause of your offensive breath. Here are some of the most common reasons a person can develop bad breath:

  • Eating foods that can cause bad breath like onions and garlic
  • Extra bacteria in the mouth caused by leftover food particles caught in one's teeth
  • Smoking or using other types of nicotine products
  • Drinking drinks like alcohol or soda
  • Having a dry mouth
  • Having an untreated cavity
  • Having a tooth infection
  • Having gingivitis or gum disease

The daily things you can do

Each day, you want to be sure you do the things you need to in order to create a healthy mouth for yourself. Along with helping to prevent those problems like cavities and periodontal disease, preventing bad breath is another great benefit that naturally comes from regular and correct dental care. Many of the things you will do can actually be done both while you are at home and while you are on the go, thanks to newer products available that brings on-the-go size dental products to your local stores.

Brush at least two times a day, or more – You know you should brush upon waking and before bed. However, it is a good idea to carry a travel size toothbrush and toothpaste kit with you, so you can also brush after eating foods with garlic or onions in them, or sugary foods that will stick until removed.

Chew something chewy – Chewing will help you to produce more saliva naturally. Saliva production plays an important role in helping to keep your teeth healthy, as well as to help you prevent bad breath. Chewing anything chewy will help more saliva to be produced, but chewing a sugarless gum is great because it also helps pull food debris from your teeth while you are chewing it.

Don't have bad habits that can also cause bad breath – Some habits can also cause you to develop breath that isn't so pleasant. Smoking cigarettes, chewing on chewing tobacco or drinking alcohol are all habits that can make it much harder for you to keep your breath smelling good.

You may also want to contact a cosmetic dentistry professional for more help.