Fresh Breath is the Best Breath
Halitosis - more commonly known as bad breath - is an embarrassing condition, yet not everyone realizes they have fallen victim to it. Many people try to mask bad breath with mints or gum, but many of these contain sugar. Sugar feeds the bacteria that generates the bad odor to begin with, and it also contributes to tooth decay. The way to deal with bad breath is not to cover it, but eliminate it. Kill the cause.
Sometimes a good brushing (including your tongue) and simple flossing will be enough to freshen up your breath - like after feasting on a garlic laden spaghetti dish. Often, though, halitosis has a much deeper root. Tooth decay, heavy plaque and gum disease can all be contributors of that not-so-fresh mouth. But of course, a twice-daily brushing and flossing is the key to keep these other maladies at bay.
If you fear you may be a bad breath bearer, talk with Drs. Kimberly or Jed about how they can help you combat halitosis and bring fresh breath back to your mouth.