Do you know someone who has consistent bad breath? Although an underlying problem such as periodontal disease can cause bacteria to collect and inhabit the oral cavity causing halitosis, a few simple steps can help prevent every day bad breath. Follow these few tips to ensure daily, fresh breath.
·Brush for at least two minutes to effectively remove plaque-biofilm
·Floss each day, wrapping the floss in a “C” shape to mechanically remove bacteria in between the teeth that you can’t see.
·Brush your tongue with a tongue cleaner/scraper every day to remove the collection of bacteria hiding on the surface of your tongue.
·Rinse with a restoring mouth wash that contains fluoride to help protect the teeth.
·Visit your dental health professional for a routine cleaning and exam for them to diagnose other causes of bad breath such as oral diseases and bacterial infections.