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Are you familiar with common risk factors associated with bad breath and what you can do to keep your smile safe? Bad breath is a condition in which foul odors emanate out of your mouth, oftentimes the result of bacteria and debris. To help lower your risk of bad breath, eliminate substances in your mouth by keeping your mouth clean through effective oral hygiene care.

Not only should you be making sure that you brush and floss your teeth daily, which includes brushing twice a day, you also need to make sure that you rinse out your mouth and keep it clean after each meal. Typically, debris can linger in your mouth long after eating, so you want to clean out your mouth with nonabrasive tools including mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum. Furthermore, remember to clean off your tongue, as bacteria can cling to the back of your tongue and produce bad breath.

Be aware that unhealthy habits and smoking or chewing tobacco can increase your risk of bad breath. Not only should you eliminate these unhealthy habits from your life, but you also will want to improve your diet and eliminate products that can only contribute to bad breath, but also to oral health problems including dental erosion and gum disease. If you are suffering from dry mouth due to a lack of saliva production, try eating crunchy foods like carrots or apples. It’s also beneficial to chew sugarless gum after meals

If you would like to visit our office for bad breath treatments from our team at Pristine Smiles, simply schedule an appointment with our team by calling 717-790-2184. Dr. Nandhini Bogavelli and our dental office is conveniently located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.