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By taking the necessary steps to eliminate halitosis from your life, you can not only improve your smile by freshening your breath, but you can also dramatically lower your risk of various other problems that can come your way. Halitosis, also referred to as bad breath, can often be the result of foul odors that emanate from your mouth due to plaque buildup. However, there are situations where underlying conditions deep within your body could be causing your bad breath.

Everything you do to help lower your risk for halitosis can get you one step closer to optimum oral health care. Not only do you need to make sure that you’re establishing a safe and nutritious diet that avoids products that can potentially lead to dry mouth, be aware of any unhealthy sweets or treats that can increase your risk for dental erosion or any other problems that can not only damage your teeth and gums but also produce bacteria in your mouth that can leave you susceptible of bad breath.

One highly effective nonabrasive cleaning treatment that can be used to eliminate plaque buildup is mouthwash. Mouthwash is effective after eating when debris may linger in your mouth and be difficult to remove by brushing alone. Brushing after meals is considered hazardous because it is abrasive to your teeth and could potentially weaken your tooth enamel. Instead, try using mouthwash after meals.

To schedule an appointment at Dr. Thomas Pierce DDS call our office in Marion, Arkansas, at 870-739-3256. Dr. Thomas Pierce and our team want to make your smile our business!