Posted .

If you have bad breath, you understand it can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there are a number of options you can consider, such as using mouthwash or brushing your teeth. However, do you know what you would do about your bad breath if your toothbrush or mouthwash are not with you? In reality, there are a few options you can consider, such as mints and chewing gum.

Naturally, either of these options will help you keep your breath fresh. We generally recommend choosing sugar-free mints or gums. Unfortunately, sugar-free mints can actually be hard to find. Conversely, chewing gum is fairly common, but would you be surprised to hear it offers a number of benefits? For instance, the chewing motion can promote saliva flow, which can carry the plaque and bacteria away from your pearly whites. This will improve your breath. Since you shouldn’t chew mints, they’ll actually promote bad breath.

However, please remember that you should consider visiting our team if you reach for gum or mints often. You see, consistent bad breath can be a sign of problems like gum disease. If you notice this issue, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team.

If you’re interested in learning more about dealing with bad breath in Portland, Oregon, please feel free to give Powell Boulevard Dental a call at 503-235-7181. Our dentist, Dr. Denise M. Walthour will gladly examine your teeth and help you find the cause of your bad breath. We look forward to hearing from you.