Trench mouth is a serious oral health problem. This advanced infection is relatively rare in developed countries thanks to access to preventive care. Trench mouth continues to be an issue in developing nations because of a lack of oral care tools. The best way to prevent dental problems like trench mouth is to make sure you take care of your teeth and gums with regular flossing and brushing. You should also continue to see your dentist twice a year so they can detect any potential problems before those issues escalate into severe infections.
The most important thing to do regarding trench mouth is to practice good preventative care. It got its name from situations where soldiers could not perform oral hygiene, and the painful mouth ulcers that appeared from this neglect should be a warning that as the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Be sure to brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and use a mouthwash to eliminate all the bacteria from the mouth and throat that can lead to this. Be careful to steer clear of most name brand products, as most actually contain ingredients that can create the perfect environment for bacteria to flourish. If you’re practicing good oral hygiene and still having difficulty, seek out natural products that don’t contain the harmful additives.