Most of us have bad breath at least occasionally. A common strategy is grabbing a piece of gum to freshen breath, often in a flavor like mint or cinnamon. It turns out this actually works, according to this short video discussing results of a study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.

Gum eliminates stinky compounds by increasing saliva production. The saliva washes away odor-causing bacteria. This is an effective short-term strategy. But if your bad breath lingers, you should visit our office. A thorough dental cleaning often does the trick, by removing the more stubborn bacteria that causes foul breath. You may also need further treatment if you have dental decay or a gum infection, two common causes of halitosis.

Let us help you get rid of bad breath! We’ll identify the root cause and address it. Call Bell Dental Group at 513-802-9440 to schedule an appointment in Cincinnati, OH.