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There are many who feel bad breath is following them around in their life. If you struggle with bad breath at work, school, or even at home, having bad breath can make you feel embarrassed. That is why, Dr. Jorgensen with Legacy Family Dentistry in Gainesville, Georgia, is here to help you chase away your bad breath.

Persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis, is triggered by many things such as cavities, foods and drinks, gum disease, and more causes that can turn your smile upside down. If a breath mint or flossing treatment will not do the trick to relieve your bad breath, the first thing to do is call your dentist. Your dentist will be able to give you a full cleaning of your teeth and gums to help wash bacteria away and identify any problems you may have with your teeth. There are also many things you can do on your own to help resolve your bad breath dilemma.

Basically, remember to brush and floss your teeth regularly. The proper time to brush your teeth is for two minutes a day, twice a day, and flossing daily too. This will help keep the stinky bacteria and food particles away from your teeth and gums. Using mouthwash can also be effective for killing bacteria. If you have dry mouth, try sugarless gum to keep saliva going, which could freshen your breath.

If you are ready for a dental checkup and need a dental cleaning, please call us today at 770-536-1170. No one enjoys having bad breath, and our team is happy to help you chase your bad breath away.