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Do you ever wish there was a way to combat bad breath and keep your oral health in pristine condition? If so, our Roanoke Dental Care team is thrilled to grant your wish! There are many ways you can do so, and the first thing you need to do is identify the cause. Some common causes of bad breath in the world today include:

Causes

-Dry mouth
-The food you eat, like garlic and onions
-Smoking or using tobacco products
-Medical conditions, like sinus problems, gastric reflux, or diabetes
-Oral bacteria
-Gum disease

The next step is to eliminate the cause by using one or more of the following solutions:

Solutions

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial mouthwash. It’s also important to brush or clean your tongue daily.

-Clean your dentures: If you have dentures, it’s important to clean them at least once a day. If you don’t, food particles and bacteria will stick to the appliance and cause bad breath.

-Produce saliva: To prevent dry mouth, it’s best to produce as much saliva as possible. You can do so by eating healthy foods that require a lot of chewing or you can chew sugarless gum on a regular basis.

-Quit smoking: Once you quit smoking, your breath will be fresh and pristine and you will also have a healthier body.

-Visit your dentist: It’s important to visit your dentist every six months. If you do, you will have a better chance at preventing bad breath, especially the bad breath that results from gum disease.

If you would like to learn more or if you have any questions about combating bad breath in Roanoke, Virginia, please remember that you can always call 540-685-0105 at your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment with Dr. David Jones and Dr. Priyanka Dutt. Our team is more than happy to give you the information you need to have the best breath possible!