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Are you always noticing if you have bad breath? Do you ever strive to avoid opening your mouth or smiling for fear of others noticing your bad breath? If so, you are not alone. Bad breath is embarrassing for everyone, and it’s something that is best to avoid at all costs.

Our dentists, Dr. Joseph Goodman and Dr. Kim in Beverly Hills, California, are happy to help you with your oral health and understands the stress halitosis can bring into your daily life. That is why our team is delighted to talk to you and provide tips for handling halitosis.

Halitosis, also known as lingering bad breath, is a medical condition that is usually triggered from poor oral hygiene habits and is a vital warning sign of other oral health problems in your smile like gum disease. The good news is there are various treatments you can do to help yourself overcome this dreadful oral health condition.

Here is a list of treatments for halitosis:

-Visit your dentist habitually for dental exams every six months for a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. Your dentist will also be able to spot gum disease or any conditions threatening the health of your smile that could cause oral health problems.
-Most lousy breath bacteria are found in your gums or on your tongue. If you try brushing your tongue or using a tongue scraper to clear bacteria, you could help clear the smelling bacteria from your mouth.
-If you wear dentures, remove them at night and clean them carefully. If you neglect your dentures, then you are welcoming bacteria into your mouth causing your bad breath.
-Brushing and flossing your teeth are the barebones in preventing bad breath and keeping a healthy smile. Bad breath can be created by cavities, gum disease, and neglect of these two daily habits.
-Mouthwash can kill bacteria and neutralize many acids that are haunting to your teeth and gums causing the bad breath.
-Stop smoking right away. Tobacco use of any kind is generally known for creating bad breath. This habit can severely damage your oral health and threaten your life with the appearance of cancer.

It is always best to remember the most important thing to do when it comes to your oral health care is to visit your dentist. By visiting your dentist, you are keeping your smile healthy and giving yourself proper oral health assessments to avoid any severe or damaging conditions.

If you have questions about your oral health, or if you would like to come in for a dental cleaning, please call us today at 310-734-4557 to set up a one-on-one consultation for your smile. Our dental team at the dental practice of Joseph Goodman, DDS, DMD is happy to take your call and help you with your oral health.