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Do you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your bad breath? If so, you are not alone. Bad breath can happen at any time, and leave you wanting to hide. That is why our team here at Westlake Family Dentistry in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is happy to talk to you about how to get rid of your bad breath, so you can go back to enjoying your day.

The most significant thing you can do to treat your bad breath is to visit your oral health professional, Dr. Mike Choe. This is because the most common cause of bad breath is a warning sign that gum disease has invaded your mouth. That is why it’s important to get properly examined, so you can reverse this condition and get your smile healthy and breath fresh.

Brushing twice a day and flossing between your teeth daily will help clear your smile of bacteria that causes bad breath. It is also vital to remember to take care of your tongue when you clean your teeth. Bacteria could stick to your tongue, making it hard to keep your breath clean and fresh. Mouthwash can be used to help clear your mouth of any bacteria your toothbrush or floss can’t reach. This is always a great step to take before bed, especially if you use one with cavity-fighting power.

Remember, it is imperative to always drink plenty of water to keep saliva in your mouth flowing to clear away bacteria throughout your day. If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health or would like to come in for a dental check-up, please call us today at 910-864-2944 to make an appointment. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can.