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If you suffer from stubborn bad breath, also known as halitosis, you are not alone. Halitosis can be serious and needs to be addressed so you can have clean and fresh breath each day. That is why our dentist and team in Sacramento, California, is happy to talk to you about how to treat your bad breath properly.

To begin, the most important thing you can do is to visit your dentist, Dr. Sonney L Chong. This is because one of the most common causes of bad breath is gum disease, which uses bad breath as a warning sign that something is wrong with your smile. That is why it’s important to get properly checked, so you can reverse this condition and get your smile healthy and breath fresh.

Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing between your teeth daily will help rid your smile of bacteria that causes bad breath. It is also vital to remember to take care of your tongue when you clean your teeth. Bacteria could easily stick to your tongue, making it hard to keep your breath fresh. Mouthwash can be used as a tool to help clear your mouth of any bacteria your brush or floss can’t reach. This is always a great thing to do before you sleep, especially if you use one with cavity-fighting power.

Please note, it is important to always drink plenty of water to keep saliva in your mouth flowing to clear away bacteria throughout your day. If you continue to have any questions about your oral health or would like to come in for a dental check-up, please call us today at 916-421-3057 to make an appointment.