Can Gum Stop Bad Breath? The Answer May Surprise You

Halitosis is a common problem, one that almost everyone experiences at one time or another. The good news is, it’s often not difficult to stop bad breath. You are much less likely to experience this problem if you maintain a good daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. 

Even with daily brushing and flossing, though, it’s possible to have stinky breath. Chewing gum can help, as explained in this short video. It increases the flow of saliva, which washes away odor-causing compounds. Choose a sugar-free gum.

While gum can be a good short-term fix, more persistent bad breath can signal a more serious dental issue like decay or gum disease. If your bad breath doesn’t go away, come see us for an exam. If we find an underlying issue like this, you’ll need treatment. A dental cleaning alone may take care of it. If you have gum disease, you’ll need a more advanced cleaning. If you have a cavity, we’ll repair it with a filling or crown.

Call Charlotte Dentistry at 704-285-0846 to schedule your appointment in Charlotte, NC. You can also schedule online.