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You might know that bad breath is annoying and embarrassing. However, would you be surprised to hear that bad breath could actually be a symptom of more serious problems? Do you ever wonder if mouthwash or chewing gum is an option you should consider?

Still, these options won’t offer the same benefits. Naturally, chewing gum and using breath mints can immediately freshen your breath, but did you know that chewing gum can actually carry away the plaque and bacteria that could cause gum disease and bad breath? Furthermore, you’ll be able to find sugar-free gum more easily than you’ll be able to find sugar-free mints. This is important because sugar can feed the bacteria that leads to bad breath.

Of course, there are a number of other things you could do to address your bad breath, which is important because mints and gum only cover your issue. If you have consistent bad breath, we recommend visiting our team as soon as possible. Brushing and flossing are also important if you’d like to keep your breath fresh.

To learn more about preventing bad breath in Downey, California, please don’t hesitate to give My Downey Dental a call at 562-372-4294. Our dentist, Dr. Behzad Abadi, and the rest of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to receive your call.