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Bad Breath (Halitosis) (cont.)

Bad Breath Treatment

Self-Care at Home

People who suffer from bad breath want to know how to get rid of bad breath. Some examples of measures an individual can do to prevent or get rid of bad breath include:

  • Practice good oral hygiene to include:

    • brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste,

    • brush the teeth after meals,

    • brush the tongue,

    • replace your toothbrush every two to three months,

    • use dental floss regularly,

    • dentures should be removed at night and cleaned thoroughly before being placed in your mouth, and

    • see your dentist at least twice a year.

  • Stop smoking/chewing tobacco-based products

  • Keep your mouth moist by:

    • drinking water, and

    • chewing sugarless gum or hard candy to stimulate the production of saliva.

  • Avoid foods such as onions or garlic which may cause bad breath.

  • Mouthwash provides a temporary way to mask bad breath odors, but it may not treat the underlying cause.

  • Natural bad breath remedies include chewing on mint or parsley.
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