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In order to give your smile the holiday shine you are looking for, it is important to address a common condition that can often arise at any time of the year. That is halitosis, also frequently referred to as bad breath. Bad breath can arise at any time and can be caused by numerous reasons. To protect your smile, understand treatments and prevention methods you can take.

Try to make sure your health care is always in good standing by brushing and flossing your teeth and gums daily. Furthermore, it is important to keep your tongue clean, so use a tongue scraper or toothbrush to scrape away any bacteria that can be left behind. In addition, schedule regular visits with your dentist for oral examinations and routine checkups to determine if you are suffering from any forms of bad breath or any other oral health ailments.

To help understand what is frequently causing your bad breath, be aware of your lifestyle habits, your health care cleaning routines, and any dietary choices you have. If you’re practicing unhealthy lifestyle habits including smoking, drinking, or chewing tobacco, you are at an increased risk for bad breath. Remove these unhealthy habits from your life to eliminate your risk for bad breath.

If you would like more information about bad breath or would like to schedule an appointment with Heart of the City Dental, you can call us at 952-890-2791. Dr. Tanya Peterson, Dr. Heidi Smith, and Dr. Noah Berge in Burnsville, Minnesota, look forward to seeing you.