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As the season comes to an end, make sure all aspects of your oral health are in great condition. An oral ailment that arises frequently with individuals is bad breath, also known as halitosis. Keep your smile clean to ensure bad breath won’t strike you.

Always make sure you practice effective oral health care cleaning routines on a daily basis. Bad breath bacteria tend to pool on your tongue or your teeth. You should try to brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss once per day as well. Use a tongue scraper to keep your tongue clean. Also, try using mouthwash after meals or products that can help promote saliva flow, as they can be extremely helpful in preventing bad breath.

If you’re wearing dentures, it is important to always make sure they are as clean as your teeth are, which can be accomplished by soaking them nightly in a denture cleaning solution. If you’re practicing any bad habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco, eliminate these unhealthy habits immediately. For further information, speak with your dentist.

If you would like to set up an oral health care cleaning session at Mark Andrews, D.D.S., you are welcome to call our dentist office in Kirkland, Washington, at our number 425-821-8100. Dr. Mark Andrews and our entire team look forward to enhancing your smile.