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Is bad breath cramping your style? Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can cause embarrassment or shame. Our dentist and team are overjoyed to share some simple things you can do at home to fight gum disease.

Drink Water

One of the simplest ways to combat bad breath is to drink enough water. Hydration is important so that the mouth can produce enough saliva. Saliva is important to oral health because it helps clean and rinse the mouth.

Dental Hygiene

Brushing and flossing are not only needed for your oral health, they are an integral part of fighting or preventing bad breath. When brushing and flossing are neglected, the food particles and bacteria that linger in the mouth can cause bad breath. We recommend that you brush your teeth twice each day and floss once daily.

Brush or Scrape Your Tongue

Bacteria and compounds can form and collect on your tongue that put off an unpleasant odor. Cleaning your tongue regularly can help fight halitosis. To clean your tongue, either brush your tongue from back to front or use a tongue scraper.

Use Mouthwash

Mouthwash should never replace brushing and flossing. However, using mouthwash regularly can help in the fight against bad breath.

If you need additional help with fighting bad breath in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, we invite you to contact Victor J. Dongo DMD, FAGD, DICOI at (786) 709-9037 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Victor J. Dongo.