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You’re looking forward to a romantic evening with your special someone. Unfortunately, you’ve noticed (or your partner has noticed) that you’ve had bad breath recently. There’s nothing that can kill the mood of a romantic outing quite like bad breath. So, what can you do to have fresher, cleaner breath?

Schedule & Keep Dental Cleaning Appointments
To help prevent or lessen bad breath, we encourage you to schedule and keep dental cleaning and exam appointments. Tell Dr. Gary Cappelletti about your concerns with bad breath and he can help determine the cause. Bad breath is often caused by tooth decay or gum disease.

Brush & Floss Your Teeth
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. If you can, brush after each meal. Floss your teeth at least once daily. Flossing properly removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth that could otherwise cause bad breath.

Replace Your Toothbrush
If you are one of those people who only get a new toothbrush when you come to our office for your six-month cleaning, you could be contributing to your bad breath. An old, worn out toothbrush cannot clean your teeth as well and the toothbrush could also be harboring bacteria. Your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months.

Brush Your Tongue
Bad breath-causing bacteria and plaque grow and gather on the tongue. Brush your tongue from back to front to help reduce odors. You can use the built-in tongue cleaner on a toothbrush or a tongue scraper.

Watch What You Eat
Some foods can be the sources of bad breath. Strong cheeses, garlic, onions, and hot peppers can be avoided or eaten in small amounts to help reduce bad breath. For your date night, you may want to skip these foods altogether.

Contact El Cerro Dental at 925-837-8564 today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentist in Danville, California.