Bad Breath Ruins Your Holidays?

Bad breath holiday health tips for you and your fellows

bad breath holiday health tipsHaving problems with bad breath? Read some holiday health tips. When we think of the holiday season, we often think of delicious Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing, good wine and sweet Christmas cookies. We also think of spending time with family, friends and loved ones in a social setting. At holiday parties, we often want to look and feel our very best. This includes wearing our favorite outfit, doing our hair and makeup just right and feeling our best overall. However, we often forget that no matter how much effort we put into prepping for a holiday celebration, our bad breath may leave a bad impression on our guests. Food and beverages which is high in sugar and fat can be a big contributor to bad breath. This holiday season, keep a few tips and tricks from Dr Richard Feinberg, a leading dentist in La Mesa, in mind to stay fresh!

Statistics show that holiday events are one of the most common places to meet a potential significant other. Studies also show that unpleasant breath is one of the top three turn-offs when meeting a prospective date. An American poll of individuals of various demographics actually reported that eighty five percent of people agreed that preventing bad breath is the most important step of preparing or a date or social gathering.

Combating Bad Breath

The easiest way to avoid bad breath is following a proper dental hygiene routine. This includes brushing twice daily, flossing and rinsing with fluoride and antiseptic as well. However, even those who stick to the best oral routine at home can fall victim to bad breath.

In some cases, gum diseases may be a factor. Gum disease, such as common gingivitis, is one of the most prominent causes of bad breath. Some early signs are bleeding or discomfort in the gums. The best way to avoid any further damage (or rule out gum disease) is to make an appointment with your dental professional prior to the holidays. This will allow a treatment to be performed if needed and get you ready for a bright, white new year!

Dr. Feinberg’s team knows that you have the potential to feel your very best. There is no reason to have attention on your breath during this time of year. Call us to make an appointment to handle any dental problems or simply improve your already stunning smile!