How to prevent bad breath?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor dental hygiene, certain foods, gum disease, dry mouth, smoking, and certain medical conditions.


If you’re experiencing bad breath, here are some steps you can take.

  1. Practice good oral hygiene: Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and use mouthwash to kill bacteria that can cause bad breath.
  2. Scrape your tongue: Use a tongue scraper to remove any bacteria or food particles that may be lingering on your tongue.
  3. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help keep your mouth moist and wash away any food particles or bacteria.
  4. Avoid certain foods: Foods like garlic and onions can cause bad breath, so try to avoid them if possible.
  5. Chew sugarless gum: Chewing sugarless gum can help stimulate the production of saliva, which can help wash away bacteria and food particles.
  6. Visit your dentist: Regular dental checkups can help identify any dental issues that may be contributing to your bad breath.
  7. Quit smoking: Smoking not only causes bad breath, but it can also lead to a host of other health problems.


If these steps do not help, please contact us on 3272 8833 as sometimes bad breath can be caused by an underlying medical condition.


It is always best to come in for a check-up at SmileBright Dental and rule out any potential problems.