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Building a better smile always includes halitosis treatment and prevention. Although social stigma is what we most often associate with halitosis, also known as bad breath, bad breath can also be a symptom of a deeper underlying condition not only in your mouth but in your body as well. Thus, it is important to always make sure you take the necessary steps to prevent halitosis from taking hold.

Halitosis prevention begins with caring for your teeth and gums on a daily basis. Not only should you be brushing and flossing every single day, but you should also be doing so with the proper tools to avoid contamination. If you are struggling with traditional tools, try switching to easier to operate tools such as electric toothbrushes and water flossers. Furthermore, try using supplemental tools such as mouthwash or chewing gum.

Chewing gum has proven to be highly effective for producing saliva. Saliva is essential for reducing bad breath in your mouth as it can help wash away food debris and plaque buildup that may arise. Try chewing sugarless gum after meals as a non-abrasive method to keep your mouth clean and filled with saliva. In addition, avoid unhealthy habits such as chewing or smoking tobacco, and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and comprehensive examinations.

If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a fantastic smile with halitosis treatment and prevention, schedule an appointment with Rob Holdridge, DMD & Associates at our dentist office in Wheaton, Illinois by calling 630-668-3423. Dr. Rob Holdridge and the rest of our team look forward to seeing you.