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If you are struggling with bad breath treatment options that you are applying, it may be linked to an underlying condition such as a kidney or liver problems, or even a respiratory tract infection. However, if your bad breath is arising from your mouth, it is often the result of poor dental health habits. Assuming it’s not being caused by substances such as coffee, garlic, or onions, it may indicate a buildup of plaque and bacteria in your mouth.

Help prevent bad breath by always using effective oral health care treatment methods including brushing and flossing daily. You should always brush your teeth at least twice daily and clean between your teeth using an interdental cleaner at least once a day. Furthermore, mouthwash has been clinically shown to help reduce bacteria and prevent bad breath. Even if you have artificial teeth in the form of dentures, it is important to remove your dentures every night and soak them in a denture cleaning solution to help prevent bad breath. In addition, don’t forget to clean your tongue with a tongue scraper or toothbrush to help prevent bacteria from building up.

If your mouth is low in saliva, it can increase your risk for dry mouth, which in turn can increase your risk for bad breath. To help get more saliva in your mouth, consider eating crunchy foods such as carrots.

Always remember to visit your dentist for routine checkups and oral examinations. In addition to effective cleaning treatments, schedule appointments for bi-annual professional cleanings to detect any issues that arise with your own cleaning methods.

If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a glorious smile with bad breath teatments, set an appointment with Fellows and Smink Dental Associates at our dentist office in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Scott Fellows and the rest of our team can be reached at 570-622-0331. We look forward to having you as our guest soon.