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Bad breath can be a bummer for anyone. Having bad breath is embarrassing and provides you stress you don’t need in your life. That is why Dr. Bryce E. Justesen is thrilled to help provide you with help in overcoming bad breath with these basic tips and tricks.

Persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis, can have many causes such as cavities, gum disease, foods and drinks, and more causes that can put a damper on your smile. If a breath mint will not do the trick to relieve your bad breath, the first thing to do is call your dentist. Your dentist will be able to give you a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums to help wash bacteria away. However, there are things you can do on your own to help resolve your bad breath.

Brush and floss your teeth regularly. The proper time to brush your teeth is for two minutes a day, twice a day. This will help keep the smelly bacteria and food particle away from your teeth and gums, keeping your smile fresh. Using mouthwash can also be effective for killing bacteria. Sugarless gum is also effective because it helps your saliva keep flowing washing bacteria away from your teeth.

If you still have questions about your bad breath or would like to come in for a professional dental checkup, please call the office of Dr. Bryce E. Justesen in Mesa, AZ today at 480.827.1234 to set up an appointment. Our proficient team is prepared to help you with your oral health.