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Having bad breath can make social situations quite awkward and embarrassing. Although many do their best to avoid this situation as much as possible, sometimes bad breath can be stubborn and refuse to leave. If you have trouble with bad breath, our dentist, Dr. Lee F. Peterson, can help you rock a pristine breath by giving you the tips and information you need.

The first thing you should do is clean your tongue. Your tongue harbors bacteria frequently, and that bacteria cause bad breath. So, make sure to clean your tongue regularly. You can do so by brushing your tongue after you brush your teeth or by removing the bacteria with a tongue scraper.

Second, drink a lot of water throughout the day. Water can help you prevent bad breath in many ways. It can remove the bacteria on the tongue, remove food particles stuck between the teeth that are causing bad breath, and prevent dry mouth, which is a dental issue that promotes bad breath. So, try to sip on water throughout the day. All you need to do is keep a water bottle with you and keep an eye out for drinking fountains.

Third, don’t smoke. Smoking causes extremely odorous breath and it promotes major dental and health issues. So, it’s best to just avoid smoking or quit smoking altogether.

Call Lee F. Peterson DDS at 559-584-8129 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have fresh breath in Hanford, California. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if our tips fail to help you. Bad breath can be a symptom of a larger problem. We look forward to assisting you!