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Having bad breath can be quite inconvenient, especially in social and romantic situations. If you struggle with bad breath, look no further. Dr. John F. Williams and our dental team are here to help you! Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, is a common problem among many. Fortunately, there are things you can do to combat halitosis and achieve the pristine breath you desire.

First, keep up on oral hygiene. You can do so by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing your mouth daily. It’s also important to brush or clean your tongue at least once a day after you’ve cleaned your smile. Doing these things will help you wash away the odorous bacteria that cause bad breath. Also, it’s important to visit Dr. John F. Williams every six months. If you do this, there is a high chance you’ll fight bad breath, especially the bad breath that specifically results from gingivitis.

Second, clean your dental appliances. If you have dentures, mouthguards or retainers, it’s important to clean them on a regular basis, preferably once a day with your toothbrush or denture cleaner. If you don’t clean them, food particles and bacteria can stick to the appliances and release a foul smell, causing bad breath.

Third, moisten your mouth. Chewing always helps produce saliva, which moistens your mouth. So, try to eat healthy foods that require a lot of chewing and chew sugar-free gum regularly.

Fourth, quit using tobacco products. If you quit smoking and using tobacco products, you will not only have a fresh and pristine breath, but you will also have strong and successful health.

If you use our tips and do these four things, you’ll be on your way to having comfortable and confident social and romantic situations without bad breath. For more information on how to combat bad breath in Roseville, California, please call Johnson Ranch Dental at 916.784.1700. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you think gum disease is the cause of your bad breath. We are happy to help you!