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Everybody hates bad breath, and unfortunately, it’s a common problem. Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can be really embarrassing in both social and professional situations. If you have bad breath, there are certain short- and long-term measures you can take. Allow Dr. John Bosak, Jr. and our team to offer some helpful tips for banishing bad breath.

Eat a Mint or Chew Gum
Sugar-free mints and gum are great for quickly masking bad breath before a business meeting or a social event. This is a short-term fix, though. A mint or gum will not cure bad breath, only cover it. Mints and gum still come in handy, though, as they are small and can easily fit in a pocket or purse.

Brush Your Teeth
Often, bad breath occurs because of bacteria or food particles lingering in the mouth. Brushing your teeth can give your breath a fresh, clean scent.

Use Mouthwash
Mouthwash is another one of those quick fixes for bad breath. Mouthwash can cover bad odors without addressing the cause of the problem.

Visit Your Dentist
For long-term bad breath relief, visit our dentist in Granada Hills, California. Visiting our office is especially helpful if your bad breath is recurring or consistent. At our office, we can discover and treat the underlying cause of your bad breath. Your bad breath may be the result of tooth decay, gum disease, bad oral hygiene or other problems.

If you would like to learn more or to schedule your next visit, contact John Bosak, Jr., DMD at 818-368-5676 today.