Bad breath is a major concern for many in the public eye. Also known as halitosis, bad breath may be impacting your career and social life in more ways than you realize. It can be a nuisance as well as a handicap. But modern cosmetic dentistry methods can eliminate this problem. Top cosmetic dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser will diagnose the cause of your halitosis and recommend the proper treatment specific to your needs. Several simple methods to deal with this problem include: Brushing, flossing and rinsing regularly Brushing your tongue to remove food and plaque Avoid certain food and drink that can lead to bad breath. Such problem foods include onions, curry, and garlic. You’ll also want to avoid alcohol or caffeine, which dry out your mouth Stop smoking. Smoke and tobacco are natural enemies of bad breath. Maintain a moist mouth. Sucking on sugar-free candy, chewing sugar-free gum and drinking water regularly throughout the day will help you avoid dry mouth. Clean your dentures. Dentures are natural absorbent for bacteria and other causes of bad breath. It’s important to brush them each day with a commercial denture cleaner. It’s also wise to remove your dentures at night and soak them in water or a special solution. Visit our dental offices in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills for regular professional cleanings and checkups.

Other important facts: Mouthwash is not a good solution to bad breath as they only mask odors for 15 or so minutes. Because most over-the-counter mouthwashes have a high alcohol content, they may dry out your mouth, which makes halitosis even worse. Dr. Mobasser can prescribe an antibacterial mouth rinse that will help control plaque and bacteria. Your mouth does need some bacteria as a small amount controls the level of harmful organisms that lead to the growth of a yeast-like organism. Bad breath also may be caused by a serious medical problem. If these methods don’t improve your halitosis, Dr. Mobasser may recommend you see a physician. LEARN MORE Call Dr. Mobasser today at 1.310.550.0383 or email us to schedule an appointment and learn more about good dental hygiene.