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Do you detest having bad breath? LifeSmile Dental Group has some helpful tips for you.

One thing you can do is keep a toothbrush and toothpaste handy – in your backpack, purse, or even in your desk at work. Brush your teeth after meals – and remember to brush your tongue. This may go miles in achieving the fresh breath and healthy mouth that you desire.

Another thing you can do is take advantage of the tongue scraper. Oftentimes, the tongue is a major culprit for bad breath. Tongue scrapers are helpful instruments that can eradicate bacteria from the surface of your tongue literally by scraping it. The bacteria that is creating your malodourous breath will be swept away and your breath will be fresh once again.

The last thing you can do is chew sugar-free gum. Did you know that gum produces more saliva in your mouth, which in turn washes away bad bacteria? It’s best to clean your breath with sugarless gum because it doesn’t have the sugar and harmful particles that bring tooth decay. If you chew sugarless gum frequently, you can freshen your breath as well as care for your smile.

If you do these things, your chances for pristine and fresh breath will likely increase exponentially! If these tips don’t help, call 503-644-5433 in Portland, Oregon, please call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas Hicks. In this case, your bad breath might be a sign of a bigger problem. We look forward to helping you!