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Have you ever had an important meeting derailed because the person you were meeting with had terrible breath? And that was the only thing you could focus on? Or perhaps you were on a date when bad breath helped you make up your mind that there wasn’t going to be a second date.

Regardless of your experiences, bad breath isn’t something we want to deal with – either having it or being on the receiving end. On top of that, bad breath is usually indicative of poor oral health. Here at Complete Dental Care in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, our dental team doesn’t want you to have bad breath. Here are a few tips to help you avoid that problem.

Regular oral health routine
The biggest thing you can do to help fix your bad breath is to establish and keep a regular oral health routine. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash on a regular basis gets rid of the debris, plaque, and other junk in your mouth that cause bad breath.

Clean that tongue
A lot of the bacteria that cause bad breath live on your tongue. So when you’re brushing your teeth, take a few seconds to scrub your tongue, too. Most brushes have a tongue scraper on the back of the brush head. Cleaning your tongue also reduces the amount of junk that can end up in your tonsils – if you still have them – which is another major cause of bad breath.

Getting rid of bad breath is pretty easy. You just have to be consistent in taking care of your mouth, and the bad breath will take care of itself.

If you still have questions, or want to know more, call us today at 412-253-4671.