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Dr. Dr. Jennifer Rice and Dr. James Rice and our team are thrilled to tell you that there is a way you can finally combat bad breath and receive the fresh, pristine breath you’re longing for! First, you need to identify the cause of your bad breath. There are many causes in the world today, and some of those causes are:

Causes

-Oral bacteria
-Food and drinks, like garlic, onions, and coffee
-Medical conditions
-The use of tobacco products
-Dry mouth
-Gum disease

Second, you need to find a solution that will eliminate that cause. Some helpful solutions include:

Solutions

-Keep up on oral hygiene: It’s best to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial mouthwash. It’s also recommended to brush your tongue after you’ve cleaned your smile.

-Clean your dentures: Make sure you clean your dentures at least once a day. If you don’t, the bacteria and food particles can easily cause bad breath.

-Produce saliva: Chewing always helps produce saliva, so try to eat healthy foods that require a lot of chewing and feel free to chew sugar-free gum on a regular basis.

-Quit smoking: If you quit smoking, you will not only have refreshing breath, but you will also have a healthier body.

-Visit your dentist: Regular dental checkups will help you fight bad breath as much as possible, especially if the bad breath results from gum disease. So, make sure you visit your dentist every six months.

Now that you identified the cause and have used a solution, you are on the right track toward an improved oral health and breath! Call 434-218-7072 today and talk to a member of our team if you have any questions about combating bad breath in Charlottesville, Virginia. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!