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Do you frequently protect your smile against the risks of halitosis that can easily plague and damage your oral health? Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a common oral health condition that can arise from numerous causes, including poor dental health, and underlying ailments within the body. If you are suffering from bad breath, it is important to follow effective treatment and prevention plans.

If you are suffering from bad breath, it is important to help treat the condition with proper oral hygiene. This includes using mouthwash or chewing sugarless gum to help counteract the bacteria and neutralize and mask bad breath. Daily brushing and flossing are also helpful. Be sure to remember to keep your tongue clean as well, as most bad breath bacteria are often found in the back of your tongue.

To help prevent bad breath from occurring, improve your diet and eliminate unhealthy habits from your lifestyle. By eating healthy foods and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco, you can ensure your mouth has a much greater chance to avoid symptoms of bad breath. For additional help, visit your dentist to determine the exact cause of your bad breath.

For additional assistance with bad breath, Dr. Steven Pooley and our team at Pooley Dentistry are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to set up an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Loves Park, Illinois, please call us at 815-968-5434 to speak with a member of our team.