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How to Prevent Bad Breath or Halitosis?

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Published on Jan 11, 2019   -  1 min read

Abstract

Abstract

This article discusses the causes and management of bad breath which is also called halitosis.

How to Prevent Bad Breath or Halitosis?

Halitosis or a foul odor that comes from the mouth is not a medical emergency, but at least 25 to 30 percent of the world's population complains about this problem.

Types:

Halitosis can be described in two classes:

A dentist can treat conditions that cause bad breath, for example, if you have dental cavities, then your dentist will fill the tooth for you. If you suffer from some gum disease, then a dentist will do a professional cleaning in the dental office.

Ways to Prevent Bad Breath:

Here are some ways to prevent bad breath:

  1. If you wear dentures, remove them at night and clean them to get rid of bacterial buildup from food and drink.
  2. Brush after every meal and floss, preferably three times a day.
  3. Change your toothbrush every two to three months.
  4. Try a 30-second mouthwash rinse that is alcohol-free, like Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2 %.
  5. Watch videos that show the best brushing technique that is the bass method.
  6. Go for regular dental checkup and cleaning.
 

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