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In several instances, damage to one aspect of your oral health could be affecting another. Where there’s one condition or oral health risk, there may be more. If you are suffering from bad breath, you could also be at risk for several other problems. To help keep your smile safe, keep track of any issues that you are suffering from and use effective damage prevention treatment plans to improve your smile

Make sure that you are using the right products for your oral care, in order to eliminate bad breath. If your toothbrush is worn down or contaminated, it my actually harm to your smile than help. The same can be said for dental floss, chewing gum, mouthwash, and any other product. For this reason, always speak with your dentist about product recommendations and suggestions for your oral hygiene routine. As an additional level of protection, visit your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning to assess the vulnerabilities in your oral hygiene care and clean areas you may miss.

If your bad breath is linked to issues within your diet, you will need to inspect all aspects of your oral health care and eliminate products that could potentially be destroying your teeth and gums. Several substances including sugars and carbs can end up being converted into harmful acids in your mouth that can normally chew through your tooth enamel and cause gum tissue infections. To help protect your smile, always eliminate unhealthy products from your diet, chew sugarless gum and eat crunchy fruits and vegetables to produce more saliva to help keep your teeth and gums free of food debris and bacteria.

Are you interested in halitosis treatment and prevention in Sioux Falls, South Dakota? If so, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with Drs. Nichols and Cicmanec at our dental office by calling us at (605) 335-8640. Prairie Dental Center looks forward to enhancing your smile with halitosis prevention.