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3 Ways to Eliminate Chronic Bad Breath

Whether it’s morning breath or the lingering smell of an especially pungent meal, sometimes you just have to deal with bad breath. Other times, however, there is no way to immediately deal with it on your own. For instance, halitosis (chronic bad breath) can often indicate inadequate hygiene, or the presence of a more serious dental health issue. If so, then the only way to

eliminate your chronic bad breath will be to improve your hygiene routine and visit your dentist for help.

1. Brush your tongue.

You might good at sticking to a routine of brushing your teeth at least twice a day. But certain types of oral bacteria, especially the ones that cause chronic bad breath, tend to linger on your tongue’s surface. When you brush your teeth, be sure to brush your tongue, as well, to eliminate the threat of bad breath-causing bacteria buildup.

2. Drink a lot of water.

Oral bacteria, including those that cause bad breath, are largely anaerobic, meaning they thrive where there is little or no oxygen. Your saliva, which is comprised almost entirely of water, is a natural defense against them. To boost your defense, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Doing so will routinely wash away oral bacteria as well as keep you hydrated enough to produce adequate amounts of saliva.

3. Visit your dentist regularly.

As one of the most important aspects of good hygiene, regular visits to your dentist are as important for preventing bad breath as they are for preventing other serious dental issues. Your dentist and hygienist can help ensure that plaque and tartar—the byproducts of oral bacteria—do not remain long enough to cause bad breath or more.

Get Rid of Bad Breath for Good

If you struggle with chronic bad breath, then learn how you can get rid of it for good by speaking with your dentist. To schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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