We’ve all been there. Bad breath, or halitosis, is common. But did you know that there are ways to banish it? 

You deserve to let your smile shine — without bad breath getting in the way! In Crown Point, IN, we’re here to help with that. Call 219-641-3422 to schedule an appointment at Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS.

Cleaning is Key

The easiest — and perhaps most obvious — way to keep bad breath at bay is to stay on top of your oral hygiene routine. If the likely culprit is stuck (or odorous) food, brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash regularly is a great way to combat it. 

You should be brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day. Make sure you’re getting all of your teeth, which means the back, too! Try to floss once a day to get rid of any stuck or remaining food. It’ll also help the health of your gums and teeth. Make sure you’re brushing your tongue, too. Bacteria can gather on your tongue and make that smell worse. 

If you’re still experiencing bad breath, try an ADA approved mouthwash. This may give you the minty-fresh kick that you need. 

A Milder Diet

Another way to avoid bad breath is to watch what you’re eating. Foods such as onions, garlic, and sweets can make your breath worse. 

Regularly drinking coffee or soft drinks can also negatively affect your breath. To try and combat halitosis, limit your intake of odorous or sugary food and drink, and make sure you’re regularly keeping up with your oral health routine. 

Visit Your Dentist

We’re here to help! Attending your twice-yearly checkup is the best way to keep your mouth healthy. If your halitosis is still affecting your life, we can diagnose the issue and work with you for better breath. 

Time to come in for your cleaning? Call 219-641-3422 or schedule online to set up an appointment at Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS in Crown Point, IN.