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Are you suffering from halitosis? Halitosis, also known as bad breath, refers to a condition in which foul odors emanating from your mouth. In order to prevent bad breath from arising, always practice prevention plans to keep it at bay. Consider the following questions to determine if you are doing enough to keep your smile safe from the dangers of bad breath.

Bad breath is often housed in your mouth in the form of bacteria. One area that often goes uncleaned or incorrectly cleaned is your tongue. Your tongue can often house bad bacteria especially on the back recesses of it where a brown or white coating of bacteria may begin to develop. To clean your tongue, use a tongue scraper or brush.

In addition, always make sure you brush at least twice daily and floss once daily as well. Furthermore, bad breath prevention can be done through the use of therapeutic mouthwash to help kill the bacteria responsible for it.

If you are involved with any unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco, you will be at an increased risk for bad breath. Remove any unhealthy lifestyle choices from your daily routine, eat a healthy diet, and visit your dentist regularly to ensure the greatest possible chance of success at preventing and treating bad breath.

If you are ready to see what halitosis treatments can do to enhance your oral health, please come visit Dental Designs of Bountiful at our dentist office in Bountiful, Utah. Our team can be reached at 801-295-7171. Dr. David L. Duke, Dr. James Keddington, and Dr. Robert Albertelli look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs!