RHONDA R. SAVAGE DDS

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3519 56th St NW #260
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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HOW DO I AVOID BAD BREATH?

April 14, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | Be the first one to comment

At Uptown Dental, we see a lot of patients who are concerned about their bad breath, also known as halitosis. So today we thought we would educate our patients about what you can do to keep your pearly whites clean and your breath minty fresh!

Naturally, good oral hygiene on your part is the first step. With proper brushing and flossing you can keep halitosis in check. Even though you may have done an excellent job of brushing and flossing your teeth, if you fail to brush your tongue, you may still have bad breath. Bad breath is caused by odor-producing bacteria that grow in your mouth. Certain foods, medications, smoking, sinus issues, or even gum disease can cause bad breath.

Besides proper brushing and flossing, bad breath can be prevented if you:

Stop smoking/chewing tobacco-based products: Ask Dr. Rhonda Savage and our team for tips on kicking the habit.

Keep your mouth hydrated: Because a dry mouth typically leads to bad breath, drinking water or eating oranges or celery may help.

Visit our Gig Harbor, WA office for regular dental checkups: By visiting Uptown Dental at least twice a year, you will keep bad breath at bay. Dr. Rhonda Savage will conduct an oral exam and will be able detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor.


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