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Routine dental care, good oral hygiene can help prevent halitosis

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While we have all likely had bad breath at one time or another, for some people it can be a constant battle.

But there are steps which can be taken to combat those unpleasant odors.

The most important way to ward off bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is to maintain good oral hygiene. And that’s where Dr. Tim Stirneman and his team at the Lake in the Hills-based Compassionate Dental Care can help.

Twice a year preventive checkups, as well as brushing twice daily with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, flossing, and using mouthwash, can significantly decrease a patient’s risk for most common oral health issues, including halitosis. And when brushing, it is important to brush the tongue, too, to remove bacteria that contribute to oral odors.

Those who wear dentures should make sure to take them out at night and clean them thoroughly before putting them back in the next day.

During the regular checkups at Compassionate Dental Care, the dentist will carefully review each tooth and the surrounding soft tissue looking for signs of the most common oral health issues including tooth decay and gum disease, which could be contributing to bad breath. The hygienist then systematically removes plaque and tartar from even the hardest to access parts of teeth that may be missed by daily at-home care.

If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, talk to the Compassionate Dental Care team.

Dr. Stirneman and his staff can develop a treatment plan to help keep your smile whole, healthy and odor-free.

By practicing good oral hygiene at home and making regular visits to the dentist, you can fight bad breath and keep your mouth healthy.

Compassionate Dental Care: 261 North Randall Road, Lake In The Hills, IL 60156 : 224.249.3113 : https://www.mycompassionatedentist.com

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