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I seem to always have bad breath - is it something I’m eating or is there a problem with the way I brush and floss my teeth? Ask a Dentist.

Q: I seem to always have bad breath - is it something I’m eating or is there a problem with the way I brush and floss my teeth?A: Bad breath, at one point or another, happens to everyone.

There are many ways to treat the problem at home - regular brushing and flossing, using a nonalcoholic mouth rinse, and brushing your tongue are simple and effective treatments. Keeping your regular cleaning appointments will allow your hygienist to remove buildup that can cause bad breath.

Additionally, your dentist will have the opportunity to check for any problems and answer any questions you may have.

Persistent bad breath could be the sign of larger problems. It’s possible that you could have gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, dry mouth or bacteria onthe tongue. Investing in a tongue scraper is an easy way to prevent the last one! You should visit your dentist to determine the issue.

Schedule a dental appointment with us at either of our Winnipeg dental clinics (St. Vital or Garden City) today for a thorough check-up. Once we help you solve the problem we recommend brushing, flossing and using mouthwash twice a day to prevent any further issues.