Gum and Mints: What You Should Know

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Do you have bad breath? If so you may understand how embarrassing it could be. Luckily, there are a number of solutions you can try, such as brushing your teeth or using mouthwash. Fortunately, there are several things you can do about your bad breath, even if your toothbrush or mouthwash isn’t available. In reality, there are several temporary remedies you could consider, including mints and chewing gum.

In general, either of these solutions can help keep your breath fresh, but please remember to use sugar-free gum or mints. Sometimes, sugar-free mints can be difficult to find. However, sugar-free chewing gum is fairly common. Would you be interested in hearing that chewing gum offers numerous benefits? For example, the chewing motion can actually help your mouth promote saliva, which will carry plaque and bacteria away from your teeth and gums. This can drastically improve your breath. Finally, please remember that you shouldn’t chew mints. If you do, you could actually promote bad breath.

However, please try to remember that you should schedule a time to meet with our team if you have chronic bad breath. In fact, consistent bad breath might be an indication of several dental issues, like cavities or gum disease. If you think you may have bad breath, we suggest scheduling a checkup with our team.

If you’re interested in hearing more about living with bad breath in Jonesboro, Arkansas, we invite you to give Wright Family Dentistry a call at 870.932.2300. Our dentist, Dr. Damon Wright, will gladly inspect your pearly whites and help you find the reason for your bad breath. We’re eager to meet with you soon.