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Have you heard that bad breath might actually be a sign of serious issues? Sadly, consistent bad breath can even be a sign of gum disease? In fact, even if you don’t have gum disease but have bad breath, you could have gum disease soon. Fortunately, there are a number of things you could try to prevent these problems. Furthermore, there are several things you can do to cope with bad breath.

As you may know, grabbing a breath mint or chewing gum might improve your breath quickly. Still, as a general rule, we suggest buying sugar-free breath mints or chewing gum. In reality, chewing gum with sugar in it or using a mint with sugar in it might actually make your breath worse. Sugar actually feeds—which could make your breath even worse. Furthermore, please remember that mints will only mask bad breath. Conversely, the chewing motion might actually promote saliva, which can carry plaque and bacteria away from your teeth.

Finally, please remember that you should schedule an appointment with us if you have bad breath consistently. If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to prevent bad breath, please contact us at Riverdale Dental P.C. in Riverdale, New York. Of course, it’s also important for you to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Eric Poznyansky, if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy. Call us at 718-548-3353. We’re eager to hear from you.