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Halitosis (or bad breath) can result from many situations, including poor hygiene, medical conditions, and certain foods. If you’re struggling with halitosis in Lynnwood, Washington, our team at Express Dental Care, suggests that you try the following methods:

– Clean your mouth thoroughly. If your breath seems stale even after you brush and floss your teeth, you may need to evaluate the thoroughness of your routine. Are you brushing your tongue and the roof of your mouth, as well as using mouthwash?

– Invest in a tongue scraper. Bacteria can become embedded in the grooves of your tongue, and your toothbrush may not be removing it all. A tongue scraper is designed to access the grooves between your taste buds—just gently pull the scraper from the back of your tongue to the tip.

– Drink more water. A dry mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria. Keep your mouth clean and fresh by remoistening it frequently with water, or by chewing sugarless gum.

– Consult your dentist. As previously mentioned, halitosis is a side-effect of certain medical conditions, such as dry mouth and gum disease. When dental cleaning doesn’t do the trick, ask Dr. Matthew Hernandez to examine your mouth for signs of a bigger problem.

There’s no need to suffer from bad breath. If you have questions about halitosis, contact Express Dental Care at 425-672-8494. Dr. Matthew Hernandez and our dentall team would be happy to design a personal treatment plan for you.