Edmonds Family Dentistry                                                                           Dr. Gary Wall
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Bad Breath

Bad Breath

  • Brush your teeth after every meal with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Do not brush your tongue, but use a tongue scraper to clean you tongue regularly and floss daily.
  • If you wear dentures, take them out daily and clean them thoroughly. Brush you teeth and/or gums thoroughly.
  • Use a dentist-administered cleansing mouth rinse.
  • Make sure to drink at least eight cups of fluoridated water a day.
  • Keep a log of foods you eat to determine which foods are causing your problem.
  • Schedule regular dental checkups with professional cleanings.
  • Keep your mouth moist.
  • Use humidifiers during the heating season.
  • Use a moisturizing nasal spray to control post-nasal drip, which can be a contribution factor.
  • Tobacco causes bad breath, so ask your dentist/doctor for tips to kick the habit.