Are you worried about what could be causing your chronic bad breath? You’ve probably determined by now that it’s more than a temporary episode brought on by something you have eaten so the next step is to find the real source of the problem.

Halitosis is often the odor from bacteria that has been left on your teeth or tongue. The first step is to upgrade your routine for home dental care. You may be brushing and flossing but are you using the right kind of toothpaste or mouthwash? A toothpaste that contains baking soda can work to get rid of bad breath but the formula has to be right, ask your dental hygienist for recommendations.

Sometimes you can bring it on yourself, not by what you have to eat or drink but because of your habits. Now you have even more of an incentive to quit smoking. Not only does tobacco use put you at higher risk for infection and disease but it also leaves a telltale odor.

A dry mouth is a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes bad breath. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, limit your consumption of adult beverages and if you do use mouthwash pick one that is alcohol-free. Sugar-free chewing gum can increase your flow of saliva.

Don’t hesitate to ask your dental hygienist about other ways to keep your mouth free of the bacteria that could lead to bad breath. Call Stonegate Dental Care today @ 720-851-7069 in Parker, CO.

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