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Are you aware of the steps you need to take to not only prevent halitosis, but also to treat it if it does happen to arise? Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a key oral health condition that typically arises due to foul odors emanating from your mouth. To help treat halitosis, know the risk factors involved and how to protect yourself.

If you are struggling with issues associated with halitosis, always make sure to keep saliva flowing in your mouth. To accomplish this, eat healthy foods that are crunchy and have a high water content, such as carrots are apples. Furthermore, chew sugarless gum after meals. Saliva has been proven to help wash away residue and harmful acids in your mouth. It can even provide disease-fighting substances for your oral health protection.

Never forget to visit your dentist regularly for routine exams. They can help make sure that you’re not suffering any underlying conditions or dental damage to produce additional bad breath. Also, use treatments to avoid smoking and chewing tobacco or any other habits in your life that may contribute to bad breath or other oral health issues. If you are wearing dentures, be sure to keep them free of contamination and bad breath bacteria by taking them out and cleaning them every night.

No matter which halitosis treatment and prevention therapies you require, our team can help you. If you would like Dr. Shiva Hogugi and our team at Shiva Hogugi, DDS to bring you in for a comprehensive exam to determine which treatment is right for you, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office in West Bloomfield, Michigan, by calling us at 248-669-5110.