Not really feeling interested in having an awkward exchange under the mistletoe as a result of your bad breath? We can certainly understand! When the holiday fun begins to unfold and you realize either on the days leading up to Christmas or on the big day itself that you’ve got breath that is anything but fresh, you may feel fully unsure about why this is happening and what you should be doing about it. Clearly, you don’t want it to continue! Can you prevent it? Treat it? Try some ideas on for size as offered by our Southlake, TX team!
You’re Eating Foods You Don’t Usually Eat
We remind you that one of the reasons you may find you develop bad breath over the holidays is that you may be eating lots of things you don’t usually eat. Maybe you tend to eat quite bland. Perhaps you don’t cook with fresh garlic but your grandmother does! Before you think something terrible must be happening with your oral health, we remind you to ask yourself if there are any new spices or dishes you’ve been consuming for the holidays that are the likely culprit!
You May Be Missing Your Dental Hygiene
A clean smile is an essential aspect of maintaining fresh breath. If you’re having so much fun and getting so completely caught up in holiday celebrations that you keep heading to bed without brushing and flossing your smile, then bad breath may develop. This is because you’re giving bacteria free rein. Unfortunately, the more of them that build up in your mouth, the worse your breath will become. Don’t forget that oral health care is essential all year long, even over the holidays, and you should be A-OK.
You Put Your Visit Off Until After The Holidays
Did you know that a cavity can end up causing some yucky smells? Were you aware that bad breath and a gross taste in your mouth can signify an infection? Of course, these issues are the result of bacteria (which, as mentioned, release bad odors). So, if you neglected to come in for care you required before the holidays and you end up with unpleasant breath, it may be the result of needing a filling, root canal, etc. Call us right away to prevent this problem.
Fix Problems Before Holiday Fun By Coming In
Come in to our practice to receive any dental care you may require before the holidays are here! If you’re dealing with taste buds that have dulled, you may need a dental checkup to get to the bottom of things. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.