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A medical condition known as halitosis may be a sign of underlying health problems in your body. If you are suffering from foul odors that continually emanate out of your mouth, set up effective treatment plans to not only help eliminate bad breath but also treat any conditions that may be present.

Once you understand common risk factors for bad breath, various treatments can be applied to ensure that not only is bad breath minimized, but the underlying conditions or bacteria producing it are eradicated. Most commonly, improvements to your oral hygiene routine can help lower your risk of bad breath. Typically, brushing and flossing daily and using nonabrasive cleaning tools after meals can help keep your smile clean and free of debris.  Bacteria on your tongue can often produce bad breath, so make sure that you use a tongue scraper or toothbrush to clean off your tongue daily.

Another helpful product that can minimize the effects of bad breath is through mouthwash. Whereas cosmetic mouthwash may only mask the offending odors, the use of a therapeutic mouthwash can eliminate bacteria responsible for producing the foul odors. For additional help with your oral health care, visit your dentist.

Dr. Chris A. Gipe and all of our fantastic team are located in Los Alamitos, California. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Preferred Dental Care for treatments and therapies associated with bad breath, please call our dentist office at 562-431-1349.