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There’s nothing much worse than realizing you have foul-smelling breath while in the midst of a social situation. Horrible timing, right? Who are we kidding? Bad breath is a common issue that dampens many of life’s social and romantic situations. But, with the help of Drs. Fisher & Bergevin, you can eliminate bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, and achieve the fresh breath you desire. To help you, we have some recommendations.

Bad breath is often a symptom of gum disease so the FIRST order of business is to keep up on your oral hygiene. To do so, brush your and floss your teeth at least twice a day, rinse your mouth daily, and scrub your tongue regularly, whether it’s with your toothbrush or a tongue scraper. These things will help you wash away the bacteria and food particles that are causing bad breath. Also, remember to visit your dentist regularly for your check-up and cleaning every six months; doing so is a great way to prevent or treat bad breath and it’s causes, So, please remember to attend your dental checkup and cleaning every six months.

SECOND, clean your dental appliances. If you have dentures, mouthguards or retainers, it’s important to clean them often, preferably at least once a day with your toothbrush or denture cleaner. If you don’t clean them, food particles and bacteria can stick to the appliances and release a foul smell, causing bad breath.

THIRD, moisten your mouth. Unfortunately, the medical condition dry mouth is a common cause of bad breath. To prevent or fight dry mouth, you need to produce as much saliva as possible. To help you do so, you can eat healthy foods that require a lot of chewing or you can chew sugarless gum on a regular basis.

FOURTH, quit using tobacco products. If you quit smoking and using tobacco products, you will not only have fresh and pristine breath, but you will also improve your overall health.

If you use these recommendations regularly, there is a good chance your chronic bad breath will leave you for good. For more information and details, or to schedule an appointment for a cleaning, please call Fisher Distinctive Dentistry today at 360-876-0445. The sooner you call our office, the sooner our dental team will be able to give you the tips you need to achieve the hygiene goals you desire!