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How To Prevent Bad Breath 

Posted by Gresham Family Dentistry on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Ways To Prevent Bad Breath 

Halitosis, or bad breath, is an embarrassing condition to deal with. The good news is that with proper oral health care, you can prevent or get rid of bad breath. Here are a few steps to take to prevent bad breath. 

Brush Your Teeth And Gums 

Be sure to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. Plaque build-up can cause bad breath, so brushing and flossing your teeth is necessary to keep your breath fresh. Gum disease also causes bad breath, so it is important to clean well around your gums and see your dentist if you think you’re having trouble with your gums. 

Use Mouthwash 

Mouthwash freshens your breath and gets rid of more bacteria. Specifically, you should choose a mouthwash that kills the germs related to bad breath. Don’t settle for covering up the smell, cut it off at its source! 

Clean Your Tongue 

Bacteria build-up on your tongue is also another contributing factor to bad breath. Clean your tongue by brushing it, using the built-in tongue cleaner that comes with some toothbrushes, or using a tongue scraper. 

Watch Your Diet 

It is undeniable that some foods will always make your breath smell bad. Foods such as onions and garlic are some of the worst offenders. If you have trouble with bad breath after eating such items, it can be useful to try to avoid them when you can! 

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