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Are you searching for a way to improve your breath? Everyone suffers from bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives. There are several things you can try at home that may help control the odor.

-The first one may seem obvious: brush your teeth after eating. If you have dentures or dental appliances, be certain you clean them well at least once a day. Certain toothpastes, like those with antibacterial properties, may help lower any obnoxious smells.
-The second tip probably won’t surprise you either: floss at least once a day. This could help remove food particles that can get trapped between the teeth.
-Avoid having a dry mouth: You can keep your mouth moist by drinking a lot of water and avoiding alcohol, caffeinated drinks, soft drinks and tobacco products, which can dry your mouth our more. Instead you can chew on some gum or suck on some sugarless candy to stimulate saliva production.
-Brush your tongue: Your tongue can have a lot of bacteria on it, so brushing it can help reduce odors. If you have a coating of bacteria on your tongue, you may want to get a tongue scraper.
-Adjust your diet: You may like the results if you begin avoiding the foods and beverages that are known to give you bad breath.
-Change your toothbrush: At Jason Rountree Family Dentistry, we recommend that you change to a new toothbrush every three to four months. This ensures that the brush is in good enough condition to clean your teeth.

Regular visits with our dentist can help with halitosis because your teeth can get cleaned and examined. If you live in the Kingsburg, California, area and would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Jason Rountree, please call us at 559-897-3322.