perio_2Bad breath can be detrimental to your social life and is a sure sign of poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of bad breath and you should generally get help for it when it is first apparent.  If you are constantly struggling with bad breath, there are a few things you can do to make sure it doesn’t get worse. For example, avoiding certain foods that can augment the problem is always a good idea.  Regular brushing and flossing will always help.  Certain healthy habits can help alleviate bad breath such as eating healthy. Regular oral exams are also important.  Slowly and completely chewing everything that you eat can also help reduce unfavorable breath.  If bad breath occurs regularly, it’s important to be aware that it’s generally gastric reflux that produces it, thus a doctor appointment may be in order.

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