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Don’t you wish it were easy to just say no to bad breath? After all, you might you brush, floss, and use mouthwash regularly. What more is there to do to help eliminate the bacteria that cause bad breath?

For some people, it may be a chronic condition. In those cases, you’ll need more specialized help. But if you need to just get a handle on everyday bad breath, then these tips are for you.

What causes it
First, you need to understand what causes bad breath. It’s more than just eating too much garlic bread before bed. Bad breath is caused by certain compounds in your mouth that live on the back of your tongue. A tongue scraper is one of the most important tools you can use to help out here.

For some people these compounds are chronic and it’s nearly impossible to wipe them out. If you’ve tried everything to rid yourself of bad breath, then an appointment with Dr. Mark Folks in Miami, Oklahoma, could be a great option.

The best thing you can do to fix bad breath is to brush your teeth regularly – at least twice a day. Then, while brushing, make sure to brush your tongue as thoroughly as possible. Some brushes come with a tongue scraper on them. The team here at Family Dental Associates can recommend a good brush for this purpose.

You don’t have to live with bad breath forever. Call us today at 918-542-3337 to see how we can help.