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There’s never a great time to have bad breath (halitosis). If you’re tired of dealing with it, try the following five steps:

Brush at least twice per day. Did you know that the American Dental Association (ADA) suggest that you should brush your teeth twice daily? Brushing your teeth will help you improve your breath by removing food debris that can create odors and plaque.

Floss daily. In addition to the recommendation to brush at least twice per day, the ADA suggests flossing at least once per day. Flossing removes difficult-to-reach debris that can lead to bacteria formation, which creates bad breath.

Scrape or brush your tongue. Have you ever tried using tongue scrapers? Tongue scrapers are inexpensive tools that remove smell-causing build-up from your mouth. We recommend tongue scrapers, but brushing your tongue using your toothbrush may create similar effects.

Rinse using ADA-approved mouthwash. Mouthwashes help freshen your breath by killing bacteria, but they mask your breath only temporarily. Because mouthwash is a quick and impermanent fix, you will still need to brush and floss if you are trying to fix the problem’s true cause.

Visit Madison Dental Spa! Our dentist, Dr. Moumen Almouzayn, specializes in treating bad breath. If you have been experiencing halitosis in Madison, Connecticut, then we are ready to help you. You can schedule your next appointment with the team at Madison Dental Spa by dialing 203.245.5101.