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Curing Your Bad Breath

Curing Bad Breath

Curing your bad breath can only begin once you know why an unpleasant aroma is emanating form your mouth. There are many possible reasons for having bad breath, as well as various ways to remedy each issue. Whether the bad breath is due to mere dry mouth or from sever infections, King Orthodontics of Wexford will help get your breath back to clean, fresh and confident. Below are some of the most commonly issues related to bad breath.

Rid of Dry Mouth Misery

When you have severe dry mouth it is usually due to minimal salivation in general. Whether from mouth breathing, a medication’s side-effect or similar, a decrease in salivation will undoubtedly cause miserable dry mouth. Thus stimulating salivation is the best remedy for dry mouth, so breathe through your nose, drink plenty of water, chew sugar-free gum, etc. … to stimulate your mouth’s saliva glands.

Curing Bad Breath

Evaluate Your Oral Hygiene Habits

If you are consistently having bouts of bad breath, you may want to reevaluate your oral hygiene and eating habits. Regular brushing, flossing and rinsing go far in maintaining the health of your mouth. Proper oral hygiene will minimize plaque build-up, greatly reduce your risk of mouth infections, and will—you guessed it—eliminate bad breath! Also, if you are smoking, using chew or eating foods with potent and lingering smells, adjusting your oral habits and meal choices is a good decision.

Schedule a Dental Check-Up

Once you have tried a few tips and tricks on curing and preventing bad breath, and still can not execute the smell causing germs then a dentist is your next answer. A dentist will be able to confirm whether your bad breath is due to mild irritants or something a bit more severe. Bad breath, in some cases, is a symptom of a larger issue such as mouth infections to gum disease and similar. If the aroma of your speech is unfavorable and you’ve tried home remedies already, contact a dentist as soon as possible.

Call King Orthodontics for Superior Care & Services

King Orthodontics delivers the most most confident smiles to the Pittsburgh and Wexford areas of Pennsylvania. Contact either their Pittsburgh location at (412) 246-0600, or the Wexford location at (724) 935-5323. You can also visit in person for more information or to set up an appointment by stopping in at either the 951 Penn Avenue location in Pittsburgh, or at the 11200 Perry Highway clinic in Wexford. No matter which area is most convenient for you, and what your needs are, King Orthodontics is here to provide superior orthodontic services.

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I have 4 children who are patients of King Orthodontics and we always look forward to our visits. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is kind, & courteous. To top it off, we have never had to wait more than 10 minutes or so! Dr. King... and Dr. Bryan, are kind and knowledgeable and easily accessible too. I can’t say enough about this practice!

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I just wanted to take a minute to write and let you know what a wonderful addition Dr. Babb is to your office. I was in twice this week and saw Dr. Babb on Monday for the first time. She is absolutely wonderful - just so nice and she really seems to be invested in her patients. The entire staff at Wexford office is wonderful and Dr. Babb is just icing on the cake.

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I absolutely love King Orthodontics!! The staff are so friendly and actually care about you and your teeth. Almost everyone who works there knows you by name which is very uncommon for a place with so many patients. It is so worth the hour drive it takes me to get there. I would highly recommend King Orthodontics to anyone!!!!!

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