Five tips on how patients in Solihull can keep their breath fresh this spring

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Spring is in the air and with the daffodils already starting to blossom and Easter just over a month away, many of us will be getting out and about and enjoying that spring weather. 

With this in mind it’s extremely important that you don’t forget your dental health and continue to keep your breath fresh this spring.

Brushing regularly removes bacteria and helps you to maintain your overall health.  Here are some tips on how you can make sure your breath is clean and fresh:

  • Water is not only good for your teeth but it’s also fantastic for your skin and overall health. Drinking water has lots of benefits, it not only helps you lose weight and rehydrates your body, but it also leads to fresher breath and healthier gums.
  • Have you ever heard of the saying “You are what you eat”?  This is actually true as certain foods are better than others.  Foods that have dairy in them are good to eat, as well as bananas and potatoes.  Cucumbers, broccoli and carrots are also good to eat as they can help to increase the levels of the pH in the mouth and help to decrease the levels of acidity.
  • Brushing is important but flossing is just as important as it can lead to your gums and teeth becoming healthier.  Make sure that you use a clean section of floss for each tooth and don’t force the floss, work it slowly between the gums.  If you aren’t sure how to floss just ask a member of the team who will be able to demonstrate this at your next dental appointment.
  • Whether it is soft bristles or hard bristles, a manual or an electric toothbrush, make sure that you use the right tooth brush for you.  The tips of the bristles should not damage the gums or teeth and once the bristles on the brush are bent it is time to invest in a new brush. It’s recommended that you change your toothbrush at least every 3 months or sooner if required.
  • Try to cut out or limit the amount of sugary snacks and sugary drinks you consume.  The sugar in these snacks and beverages cause the enamel on the teeth to wear off and this causes the teeth to rot away.  They are ok in moderation but are not highly recommended.


The most important thing is to book regular check-ups with your dentist at least once a year.  Booking regular dental appointments will help your dentist detect or prevent any diseases or illnesses before they end up becoming more serious.