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January 11, 2008

Bad breath problem

Filed under: Bad breath — mesasmiles @ 11:45 am

I have a bad smell in my my mouth. I brush daily but it still smells. Any suggestions?
– Garth in Indiana

Dear Garth,
There are several possible causes for having bad breath or a bad smell in your mouth, even though you brush.

The cause of bad breath is usually bacteria that are in your mouth. So brushing is a good first step. But I would also consider flossing daily, and if that still doesn’t do enough, then get a tongue cleaner.

There are also products you can buy that are very powerful in fighting bad breath. Check out BreathRx, which is available in many stores and from many dentists. They sell special rinses that are very effective, and they also make a bad breath toothpaste that you could use.

Some dentists take a special interest in treating mouth odor problems, and you can find them on the Internet.
– Dr. Hall

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About David A. Hall

Dr. David Hall was one of the first 40 accredited cosmetic dentists in the world. He practiced cosmetic dentistry in Iowa, and in 1990 earned his accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is now president of Infinity Dental Web, a company in Mesa, Arizona that does complete Internet marketing for dentists.

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