Keep Bad Breath Away… Bring People Closer

Bad breath is one of the biggest turn-offs ever. I know people who absolutely cannot stand a stinking mouth and can walk out amidst a conversation because it is bothering them so much. But isn’t it difficult to always have a fresh breath?

We are out and about the entire day, eating different kinds of foods and drinking beverages, that all lead to bad breath. And if you are a smoker, having a mouth that does not stink feels like a distant dream. If you are one such person, who is always conscious about their breath,


follow these easy tips from dental experts to ensure that your mouth always smells good.

1. Brush your teeth. This is something we have been hearing since the time we had only one tooth. And this is truly the best mantra to have good teeth and maintain overall dental hygiene. If your teeth are clean, you won’t even have bad breath issues. Some people have oral bad odor problems more than others. If you are one such person, you need to brush more often, say after every meal.

2. Along with brushing, flossing is equally important. This is because there are some places between the teeth where food gets stuck and the toothbrush cannot reach there. When you floss, you remove these food particles and also other contaminants that can damage your teeth. Using mouthwash can also ensure that your breath feels fresh.

3. Bacteria get collected on the surface of our tongues, especially the top rough surface. This can also be a reason for bad breath. This is why you must clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner every single day.

4. Avoiding some food items that cause bad breath, like onion and garlic, is also a smart way of controlling bad mouth odor. Also, avoid food and beverages that contain high amounts of sugar as sugar ferments bacteria.

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5. Eating certain fruits and vegetables like apples, lettuce, carrots, pears and raw cucumber can aid fresh breath. These also have antioxidants that boost dental health.

6. Chewing gum increases the flow of saliva in the mouth, which washes the bacteria away. Ensure that you chew sugarless gum. Chewing gum is also a good alternative to mints that are full of sugar and hence aid bacteria. Ironical isn’t it?

7. Drinking water throughout the day is a very healthy habit. It has many health benefits; it keeps your skin and hair looking great and also can help battle bad breath. This is because dehydration also causes our breath to smell foul.

8. Avoid drinking a lot of coffee as it not only damages and stains your teeth, but also makes your breath smell funny. Tobacco is also something that you must completely avoid if you want healthy teeth and want to stay cancer-free, of course.

Keeping bad breath away basically requires you to take care of your teeth and gums and maintain good oral hygiene. You must also visit a family dentist in Burlington regularly to make sure that your teeth are healthy, shiny and your breath is pleasant.



Dental Experts Spill the Secrets for Maintaining Best Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is something that we all are always conscious about. We do not want to be in a situation where we are talking to someone and they instantly turn away. How embarrassing would that be!

Imagine if you are on your first date and after the meal, you are about to experience your first kiss and the constant thing going on in your mind is ‘I shouldn’t have eaten the garlic shrimp’. Well, that does not have to be the case. Here are a few tips for expert dentists that will help you keep your mouth healthy and avoid such uncomfortable situations.

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Things you should do

The rule of thumb for good oral hygiene is brushing. Brush thoroughly, twice a day. When you brush, make sure that you are brushing not only your teeth but also your gums. Do not brush very aggressively, though, as this can hurt your teeth and gums and cause bleeding.

1. The second thing you must always remember is flossing. This is something that most of us forget as we do not know how important this small task can be. Simply brushing will not remove the small food particles stuck in between your teeth. Flossing can help remove these and other harmful substances as it reaches way deeper than where you toothbrush bristles can.

2. We all know the many health benefits of consuming milk, but did you know that milk is also good for your teeth? Consuming milk, orange juice, yogurt, broccoli, cheese, and other such dairy products help make the teeth stronger as they contain calcium. Apart from calcium, these food items also contain Vitamin D, which is necessary for maintaining healthy gums and teeth and Vitamin B complex, which protects gums and teeth from cracking and bleeding. Copper, zinc, iodine, iron and potassium, which are responsible for good dental hygiene, are also present in these products.

3. The next step to maintaining oral hygiene is cleaning the surface of your tongue daily. Use a professional tongue cleaner to remove the countless bacteria that live on the rougher top surface of your tongue. These are responsible for bad breath and also have a negative effect on your overall dental health.

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Things you should avoid

1. Tobacco not only damages our body internally to a great extent but also ruins our teeth. It leaves the teeth stained and also damaged.

2. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘too much of something is not a good thing’? That is exactly true in the case of coffee and sodas. These beverages have a mineral called phosphorous, which is very good for the teeth. But, the level in these beverages as well as in alcohol is very high and hence can damage the teeth. Some of these liquids also have corn syrup and food dye, which causes discoloration and dullness in teeth.

Apart from these tips, always remember to visit your dentist for regular dental check-ups. Also, if you have a toothache, do not ignore it. You must get it checked immediately at any modern family dentistry so that it does not become a major problem and cause too much damage to your pearly whites.


Chubby cheeks. Dimple chin. Rosy lips. Teeth within. But, how are those teeth?

Whether you are a teenager who just entered college or a to-be-bride, you definitely aspire a perfectly photogenic smile for all your pictures on Snapchat and Instagram. However, imperfect teeth or a crooked smile might ruin the entire glow in your face.

You can do wonders to your mouth with simple dental treatments like these…

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  1. Teeth-whitening

    With this, you feel great as your teeth become brighter and whiter in less than an hour. It is extremely effective, safe and very fast.

  2. Invisalign

    This includes correcting a broad range of orthodontic issues such as overly crowned teeth, widely spaced teeth, crossbite, overbite and underbite.

  3. Dental implants

    Through this service, your damaged or missing teeth will be replaced with permanent lifelike implants.

  4. Bonding and veneers

    If there are any broken, chipped or badly stained teeth, they can now be replaced with this service.

  5. Bridges and crowns

    One of the most common dental problems can now be treated painlessly by filling the gaps.

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One should never ignore even a slight pain in the mouth. Ignoring it can turn it into a big problem later. Even a slight problem like sensitivity from eating too cold and too hot eatables is dangerous in the long run.

Chewing clove or keeping ice on an aching tooth is just a momentary way out. Consulting a good dentist can, not only save you from a lot of inconvenience and pain later but, also give you a permanent solution soon enough.

Also, dentists all over the world advise that getting a dental check-up once in three months is a must. You not only find out about the flaws in your teeth but, also discover the new technologies coming this way.

Did you know that removing decay from your teeth is now a painless procedure? Staibono Dental Group has a no drills or needles involved. They use the new air abrasion technique to gently blow away decay without the discomfort of drills and needles.

Also, do you remember that fake mercury tooth that some of the senior citizens around you might have? Well, now if you have a broken or a crooked tooth, you don’t need to have a mercury tooth instead. Technology has developed a lot here. Staibono uses mercury-free composite fillings that offer a strong durable and great-looking alternative to traditional amalgam fillings.

Thus, treat a problem as soon as you suspect one. The smile after the treatment will be pain-free and the one filled with joy. Cheers!

Did you ever have a chronic dental problem that gave you sleepless nights? Share with us your experience in the comments below.