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Are you tired of feeling embarrassed when you’re spending time with your lover because of bad breath? If so, you’ve come to the right blog. Dr. Clark and our dental team completely understand your predicament. Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, plagues many people in the world today. Luckily, there are things you can do regularly to combat this issue.

First, keep up on oral hygiene. According to the American Dental Association, it’s best to brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss your smile once a day (preferably at night), and rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial mouthwash. It’s also recommended to brush your tongue after you’ve cleaned your smile. Doing these things will wash foul-smelling food particles and bacteria away and freshen your breath. Also, make sure to attend your six-month checkups. Regular dental checkups will help you combat bad breath, especially if the bad breath results from periodontal disease. So, make sure you visit Dr. Clark twice a year.

Second, clean your dental appliances. If you have dentures, mouthguards or retainers, it’s best to clean them at least once a day. You can do so with your toothbrush or with denture cleaner. If you don’t scrub these appliances daily, bacteria, plaque and food particles will stick to the appliances and cause severe halitosis.

Third, moisten your mouth. Because dry mouth is a major cause of bad breath, it’s best to try to moisten your mouth. You can do so by producing as much saliva as possible. To help you, it’s best to eat healthy foods that require a lot of chewing or chew sugar-free gum regularly.

Fourth, quit using tobacco products. Tobacco products, especially cigarettes, cause severe foul-smelling breath. They also alter your overall health. So, once you quit smoking, your breath will be pristine and fresh and you will also have a healthier body.

If you do these things, there’s a high chance you’ll eliminate your bad breath and finally feel confident spending time with your lover. For more information and details about how to fight bad breath in Scottsdale, Arizona, please call Scottsdale Dental Excellence. When you dial 973-427-4201, our dental team will be happy to give you the information you’re looking for.