Take Charge

Many factors can cause bad breath, including underlying medical conditions, foods we eat, oral-hygiene habits, dry mouth and tobacco use. Your dentist can help determine the cause. There are some basic steps that can help you control bad breath.

  • See your dentist regularly for an exam and a professional cleaning.
  • Keep up with your daily oral hygiene. Floss daily and brush twice daily. (Don’t forget to brush your tongue, too.) You may want to add a mouthwash to help flush away debris and to freshen breath.
  • If you smoke, stop.

Source: America Dental Association