Bad Breath: All You Need to Know

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Do you have bad breath? If so, it’s best to determine the underlying cause so you can eliminate it and prevent it in the future. Some causes of bad breath can be simple, like poor oral hygiene, unhealthy habits, and consuming odorous foods, while other causes of bad breath can be more complex, like dry mouth, systemic diseases, gum disease, and a respiratory tract infection.

If your bad breath is consistent, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Groover, when you can. That way we can determine the underlying cause and recommend the right treatment for you. If your bad breath isn’t consistent, there are small, simple, and effective things you can do to improve it, like:

-Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time
-Floss your teeth once a day to remove the odorous foods particles stuck between your teeth
-Scrub your tongue after you brush your teeth
-Rinse your mouth with mouthwash
-Use a tongue scraper regularly
-Avoid odorous foods

Call Groover Family Dentistry today at 912-354-9541 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to handle bad breath in Savannah, GA. The more you know, the better, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental team. We look forward to helping you!