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Bad breath is an inconvenient and troublesome symptom of an array of oral hygiene or oral health problems. It’s tough to know the exact cause of your bad breath without an appointment at James L. Johnson - The Dentist. This is especially true when your bad breath is persistent. Typically, when you have constant bad breath, it is a sign of gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. It’s best to schedule an appointment in this situation. Other times, the bad breath is caused by simple problems, like something stuck in the smile or poor oral hygiene. Our dentist, Dr. James L. Johnson, is happy to help you treat your bad breath by giving you the following recommendations:

-Keep up on oral hygiene (It’s best to brush and floss regularly. This can help you keep your smile clean, which can help you have a pristine breath.)

-Visit your dentist regularly (It’s best to attend your routine cleaning and exam appointments every six months. This is because we deeply clean your smile and help you prevent gum disease.)

-Clean your tongue (All you need to do is scrub your tongue after you scrub your teeth or use a tongue scraper.)

-Drink plenty of water (Staying hydrated can help you avoid dry mouth, which is a cause of bad breath.)

-Eat healthy foods (Some healthy foods to eat include: whole grains, green and orange vegetables, fruits and protein.)

-Use mouthwash (Mouthwash can help you have a pristine breath because it cleans the mouth and eliminates bacteria.)

To learn more about how to treat bad breath in West Jordan, Utah, please contact James L. Johnson - The Dentist at 801-255-7800. Our dental team is here to give you the answers and information you’re looking for, so please don’t be afraid to contact us at your earliest convenience!