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How can you practice good oral hygiene to control bad breath?

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Brush and floss after every meal, or at least twice a day. Brush for two minutes each time. Don't forget your tongue, cheeks, and the roof of your mouth to remove bacteria and food particles. Flossing removes bacteria, plaque, and particles that may be trapped between teeth. Many dentists and dental hygienists also recommend cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper, a plastic tool that scrapes away bacteria that builds up on the tongue. Mouthwashes and rinses can also temporarily relieve bad breath.

From: Bad Breath WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Proctor and Gamble's beinggirl.com: "Holy Halitosis." 

Georgia Dental Association: "Battle Bad Breath." 

American Dental Association: "Bad Breath (Halitosis)." 

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on June 18, 2018

SOURCES: 

Proctor and Gamble's beinggirl.com: "Holy Halitosis." 

Georgia Dental Association: "Battle Bad Breath." 

American Dental Association: "Bad Breath (Halitosis)." 

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on June 18, 2018

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