To help treat bad breath, always practice effective oral health choices. This means you need to take care of your mouth by cleaning it every day. Numerous treatments and procedures are available, and you can hone your skills over time to make your techniques more effective. Furthermore, you can improve your diet and eliminate unhealthy habits from your lifestyle.
The most important thing you can do to counteract bad breath is to make sure your mouth is always clean because most forms of bad breath originate in your mouth. It is important to always make sure you have clean breath that is free of bacteria. Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day is extremely helpful for removing plaque, bacteria and debris that can pool in your mouth. Furthermore, make sure that you’re not just cleaning your teeth and gums, but cleaning your tongue as well. The back of your tongue is often a safe zone for bad breath bacteria, so you need to use a toothbrush or tongue scraper to clear it off. Another highly effective treatment for bad breath is mouthwash which can help kill the bacteria responsible for bad breath.
If you require further help treating halitosis, Drs. Ray Snider, Sara Cain, and Jeff Gilson, along with the rest of our dedicated team at Lake Country Dental are happy to help you safeguard your oral health. If you would like to book an appointment with our dentist office in Fort Worth, Texas, please call us at (817) 236-8771.