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Bad breath is an inconvenient and bothersome symptom that annoys many. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to eliminate and even prevent bad breath. The first things you should try are brushing twice a day and flossing and rinsing daily. In addition to these tasks, you can also use a few oral hygiene secrets. Our dentist, Dr. Bruce Westover, wants you to have the best breath possible, so he is happy to share those secrets with you, which are:

-Choose your toothpaste wisely: Toothpaste can improve your breath because it can eliminate the bacteria and plaque that send the unwanted odor. Instead of using traditional paste when brushing, choose mint toothpaste or paste that can freshen your breath like mouthwash. If you look closely, there are some products that say they have the freshening power of mouthwash. Those are great products to use to avoid bad breath.

-Use a tongue scraper: Your tongue has tiny spaces that bacteria like to hide in and create bad breath. Using a tongue scraper throughout the day can clean those spaces, kill the bacteria, and give you the fresh breath you desire.

-Drink more water: Staying hydrated by sipping on water regularly can help you prevent dry mouth, which is a major cause of bad breath. So, keep a water bottle with you as you work, run errands, and do your daily tasks.

Call Dr. Bruce Westover today at 928-634-5566 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team is more than happy to tell you all about bad breath in Cottonwood, Arizona. All you need to do is contact us now!