Coffee is delicious and the caffeine can be the only thing that gets you through the day. We understand! This post isn’t to tell you to quit drinking coffee, but to inform you about the effect it has on your teeth.
We want all St. Louis residents to know how to protect and maintain the health and beauty of their teeth, especially if they don’t have to drastically change their lifestyle. Dr. Postol’s office is here to help you!
Why does coffee stain teeth?
Did you know that untreated bacteria in your mouth can escape into your bloodstream and cause issues in your heart? Big issues too, like increasing your risk of heart attack!
This February, Dr. Postol is working with doctors and dentists around the country to celebrate American Heart Month, hoping raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Our office wants everyone in St. Louis and Ballwin to have both a healthy heart and a healthy mouth.
Don’t let bad breath, or even just worrying about whether or not you have it, ruin your night this Valentine’s Day. Our Ballwin office wants you to have fresh, healthy breath, every day of the year, and we know how important this holiday can be.
In our last post, we talked about how dry mouth causes bad breath, and this time we want to give Ballwin residents ways to make their mouths smell great. A regular oral hygiene routine is always the best option, but if you are somewhere that makes brushing and flossing impractical, there are a number of other options available.
Dr. Postol recommends that you use a mouthwash as part of your daily teeth-cleaning system, and you can also rinse your mouth anytime you feel a bout of bad breath coming on. You have to be very careful when selecting a mouth rinse, however: many are simply cosmetic, briefly covering up smells without getting at the root of the problem.
Although it may seem strange, saliva actually helps prevent bad breath because it contains chemicals that kill odor-causing bacteria. If you have dry mouth this Valentine’s Day, your breath may not be as fresh as you want it to be.
Not to worry! Our Ballwin office is here to explain dry mouth, its causes and how to fix it. We want all of our dental patients to have a perfect Valentine’s Day, however they choose to spend it, and a great way to start is with fresh, healthy breath!
Dry Mouth = Bad Breath
There are many things that could contribute to a dry mouth, such as how long it has been since you’ve eaten or drank, what you last ate or drank, the amount of physical activity you’ve participated in, or even what time of day it is. (more…)