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Dealing With Bad Breath Princeton, NJ
Dr. Joyce Guojun Ma, DDS, PhD

Bad breath causes uncomfortable and awkward situations for all those involved. If you have ever indulged in a flavorful Italian meal, then you understand how strong bad breath can be. However, for some, bad breath is a constant condition that hinders them socially and professionally. If bad breath is an issue that you are concerned with, it is time to speak with your dentist. Your dentist is an oral health expert and is your greatest advocate in dealing with bad breath at its source.

Practicing good oral hygiene on a daily basis is your best first step in dealing with bad breath. Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria on any given day, and as these bacteria gather to form plaque they cause a bad scent to your breath. By cleaning the teeth and gum line with daily flossing and brushing, you are helping to remove bacteria-laden plaque and stop bad breath at its source. If you wear any type of oral appliance, it is important that you keep them clean. Dentures, retainers, and aligners are notorious for harboring foul smells due to plaque buildup. Staying hydrated is another way in which you can lessen the impact that bacteria have on your breath. Saliva is necessary for constantly washing away bacteria from the teeth and gums. If you are dehydrated, then your mouth is harboring bacteria instead of rinsing them away.

Lifestyle choices also contribute to bad breath. If you use any type of tobacco products, now is the time to quit. Tobacco not only has its own strong smell, but it is well known for the damage that it does to your oral health. This damage, combined with the strong smell of tobacco, only worsens the scent if your breath. Alcohol works in the same way. Wine and other alcoholic beverages all have their own strong scent, and they leave a residue inside the mouth which causes their scents to linger. An over-use of alcohol can contribute to many oral health problems, and it can make any issues you have with bad breath much worse.

Dietary choices are also known to cause bad breath. Coffee, onions, garlic, and strong cheeses are notorious for leaving the mouth with an unpleasant smell. If you are going to indulge in any of these, it will benefit you greatly if you keep a toothbrush, tooth paste, and some mouthwash on hand.

If you are plagued by bad breath and no lifestyle or dietary changes improve the issue, contact Prime Dental Care today. We are your advocate in achieving oral health.

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Very nice, cozy office. Dr. Oh was very professional, smart, and trustworthy. My hygienist Dahee was also professional, polite, and informative. I felt comfortable and confident that I was in good hands. My teeth also felt so clean after! After not having been to the dentist in >3 yrs, I was worried about the state of my teeth, but they did not make me feel embarrassed at all. Receptionists are super polite as well. Highly recommend this high-quality care!

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Very professional and friendly environment with staff that are knowledgeable, personable and easy to discuss dental care with. There is a lot of comfort in the office with massage chairs and Netflix to watch while you're having your teeth cleaned. Always a great and easy experience!

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I am from Europe, used to be terrified of the dentist. I still dont like going, but I am not terrified anymore. This staff is fantastic and goes out of their way to make me comfortable and always do everything to set my mind at ease

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K L.

Great experience! Dr. Ma and her staff are wonderful and very professional. I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for dental care.

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