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If you are suffering from bad breath, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible. However, simple treatments such as daily cleaning utensils may not be enough depending on the cause of your bad breath.

If you’re suffering from something you’re eating or poor oral hygiene, it is important to make sure you are practicing effective oral health care daily. This includes brushing twice daily and flossing once daily. Furthermore, using mouthwash after meals can be tremendously helpful. Daily cleaning habits can help remove the plaque responsible for causing bad breath. Furthermore, eliminate any bad habits you may have including smoking or chewing tobacco.

If you are wearing dentures, it is important to always make sure they are cleaned. In addition, always make sure your tongue is free and clear of any spots or coatings, as it is often an area where bad breath bacteria can easily be found. To help keep saliva flowing, which is a known neutralizer of bad breath, eat a lot of watery and crunchy foods that require chewing. In addition, chewing on sugarless gum or sucking on sugar-free candies has been known to help prevent bad breath.

If you would like to book an exam for an oral health care treatment with Dr. Lonnie Anderson and the rest of our team at Lonnie A. Anderson, DDS, you are welcome to call our dentist office at 907-789-2066 for an appointment in Juneau, Alaska.