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Are you looking for ideas on how to conquer your bad breath? You’ve come to the right place! Huthwaite & Huthwaite, D.M.D., PC is happy to tell you how you how to defeat the halitosis monster in Gainesville, Georgia. Here are seven keys to winning the battle:

Brush and Floss: Did you know that following the simple rules of oral hygiene that you learned as a child will help keep your mouth free of bacteria and your breath fresh? It’s true!

Care for your Tongue: When you are brushing your teeth, give your tongue a scrub too. Or you may want to buy a tongue scraper. Your tongue harbors a great deal of odor causing bacteria, especially in the back of the mouth. Clean it out.

Cleanse Your Dentures: Do you wear removable dentures? Remove them at night and soak them in solution while you sleep. You’ll also want to rinse them after meals.

Try Mouthwash: Cosmetic mouthwash can temporarily mask bad breath, but you’ll probably want to try the antiseptic mouthwash that actually kills bacteria. Mouthwash can be a great supplementary tool to brushing and flossing.

Stimulate Your Saliva: Saliva works to clean your mouth 24/7. The greater the flow, the cleaner your mouth will be. Chewing on carrots, apples, sugar-free gum and even sucking sugar free candy can help stimulate your salivary glands.

Quit Smoking: If you smoke, bad breath is the least of your problems. Give it up for a healthier life.

Visit the Dentist: Regular checkups with Dr. Lance W. Huthwaite can help you determine whether the source of your bad breath is more serious (such as gum disease or dry mouth).

Call us at 770-536-8868 to make an appointment with Huthwaite & Huthwaite, D.M.D., PC today. We’re eager to see you and help you get your best smile!