Manatee Dental At College Plaza
3633 Cortez Road W, Suite A1, Bradenton, FL 34210

How To Halt Halitosis

Are you struggling with bad breath? Dentists call this condition halitosis and it affects about 20 percent of people today. To make bad breath better or avoid the ailment all together, follow this expert advice.

Reasons for Halitosis

In order to treat and beat bad breath, you have to know the cause of your condition. Discover the most common causes of this embarrassing condition:

  • Lack of regular brushing
  • Failing to floss every day
  • Plaque build-up on teeth, gums, and tongue that breeds sour-smelling bacteria
  • Not visiting an affordable dentist for regular dental check-ups and cleanings
  • Dry mouth, which means that there isn’t enough saliva to wash away lingering oral bacteria
  • Oral infections
  • Odorous foods and drinks, such as garlic, onions, and coffee
  • Tobacco use
  • Medical conditions and medications

Advice for Avoiding Bad Breath

According to family dentistry experts, halitosis can be simple to treat, but it’s even easier to prevent. The best strategy is better oral hygiene. Try these simple suggestions to stop bad breath before it can start:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after each meal and snack.
  • Try an advanced toothpaste designed to fight halitosis. Ask your family dentistry clinic for brand recommendations.
  • Floss at least once a day, but preferably after every meal and snack.
  • Use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria build-up on your tongue that results in bad breath.
  • Use an antibacterial mouth rinse to kill lingering oral bacteria.
  • Visit an affordable dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Bradenton, call Manatee Dental At College Plaza today at (941) 584-4356 or make an appointment.

Manatee Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Bradenton. With 2 affiliated practices in the Bradenton area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Manatee Dental At College Plaza, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Manatee Dental At College Plaza.

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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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