Treatment of Bad Breath
It is important to clean your mouth home twice daily brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste and flossing to remove food debris and plaque on teeth, bridgework and implants. Just as important is brushing the tongue to remove odor-causing bacteria.
After tooth brushing your upper and lower teeth, use a tongue cleaner available at your local drug store, in the posterior region of the tongue and move it forward to the anterior section of the tongue. Keeping the tongue clean and treating and preventing periodontal disease are vital components of helping to prevent bad breath.
You can ask your dentist or dental hygienist for recommendations when choosing oral hygiene aids to help you eliminate plaque and odor causing bacteria and review the techniques that should be utilized at home.
The key to a clean, fresh mouth is optimal oral hygiene conducted at home on a regular basis and professional recommendations discussed with you by your dental professional.« Go Back