Dentistry Improvements: Halitosis Prevention and Treatments

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Have you ever thought about treatments for halitosis if it should arise within your mouth? Halitosis, most commonly associated with bad breath, is a condition in which your body is producing foul odors that continue to emanate from your smile. In many cases, bad breath is linked to conditions within your mouth including the buildup of bacteria.

Although it is important to make sure that you are brushing and flossing on a daily basis, do not forget to clean all areas of your mouth. When brushing your teeth, be sure to clean off your tongue as well, as it can often harbor bacteria that produce bad breath. If you choose not to use a brush, try using a tongue scraper instead.

Beyond brushing and flossing, it may be wise to consider using supplemental cleaning tools such as mouthwash after eating. Due to the fact that bad breath can occur immediately after eating or due to a failure to kill bacteria in your mouth, using mouthwash after eating can be beneficial. Furthermore, having an adequate saliva flow is important to ensure that bacteria and debris in your mouth cannot continue to pool. For additional help with your oral health care, visit our dentists for professional cleanings.

If you require further treatment for targeting and eliminating bad breath, Desert Foothills Dental will help you. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brent Pulley and our team at our dental office in Phoenix, Arizona, please call us at 480-460-1911.