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5 Ways to Avoid Halitosis You’re Going to Want to Follow!

Flash Alert: People with bad breath CANNOT smell their own breath, but everyone else can.

Let’s talk about Bad Breath. “First Impressions”

Also known as halitosis. Having bad breath can affect your relationships with people, both personal and in business. It affects how people react to you. First impressions impact our decisions about people. Let’s say you go on a date, or you have a big job interview, and your breath is less than fragrant…. others will  likely be turned off or think less of  you because of your bad breath. Wouldn’t you, if you first met someone and they had bad breath?

People with bad breath CANNOT smell their own breath, but everyone else can.

The nerves in your nose become numb to odors after a while. People who work in a fish store, for instance, where there are strong odors do not notice it anymore. So you might have bad breath, but not even know it. YUCK!  We can help. Below are some steps you can take to avoid having bad breath.


1.) Have Routine Dental Exams: 

Cavities and gum pockets filled with odor causing germs are a great source of unpleasant odors.  By keeping up with your regular dental exams, our team of specialists can fix problems that could lead to having bad breath.

2.) Have Dental Cleanings At Least Every Six Months

Even if you have a good home care routine,  our dental instruments can get into the little nooks and crannies that a tooth brush or dental floss will miss  to make sure your smile stays healthy and clean. Also, our highly-skilled hygienists will find any abnormalities that could lead to health complications (ie: oral cancer, tooth decay, gum disease, inflammation and much more) . Early detection is key! 

3.) Brush Your Teeth at Least Twice a Day, Floss Daily and Regularly use an  anti-bacterial  Mouthwash

This is sooo important! Brushing your teeth and flossing removes bacteria and plaque build-up. Poor oral care is a huge cause for bad breath. Keeping up with a healthy dental routine will improve your smile in many ways!

Bonus Tip:

Many dental products are not that great for you so here is what dental professionals like Dr Simon actually use themselves.  Dr. Jerry Simon’s personal dental routine includes Oxyfresh toothpaste and Therasol mouthwash. [Try Dr. Simon’s at home routine he has been using for many years and it works!]

Our Recommended Dental Products: You can purchase these products in the office.

  • Oxyfresh toothpaste with Chlorine Dioxide breaks up Sulphur chemicals that cause mouth odor
  • Therasol mouthwash kills the germs that cause bad breath and gum disease

4.) Avoid Snacking Frequently on Sugary Drinks and Snacks

Sugar turns into acid and that acid eats away at your enamel causing tooth decay. When your tooth decays, it releases a very bad odor causing you to have bad breath. It is important to get tooth decay fixed immediately. It will help with bad breath, and keep your smile healthy longer.

5.) AND Drink Water More Frequently

Drinking water is great for you in many ways. Having a dry mouth can cause bad breath. Water will hydrate you AND keep your mouth from drying out.


If you are following all 5 steps and are still experiencing or concerned about bad breath, make an appointment for a dental cleaning and exam. We will solve the root of the problem! Call Today 203-883-4433!


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