In healthy people, the major reason is due to microbial deposits on the tongue, especially the back of the tongue.  Some studies have shown that simply brushing the tongue reduced bad breath by as much as 70 percent.

Bacteria that grows in the mouth and tongue are the most common source of bad breath. Food such as onions, garlic, also contribute to bad breath.  Poor hygiene, cavities, dry mouth, and even dieting can cause bad breath.

Brush at least twice a day with an ADA approved fluoride toothpaste and toothbrush.  Floss daily to remove food debris and plaque from in between the teeth and under the gumline.  Brush or use a tongue scraper to clean the tongue and reach the back areas.  Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months.

Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day, especially before going to bed at night.

An amalgam is a blend of copper, silver, tin and zinc, bound by elemental mercury.  Dentists have used this blended metal to fill teeth for more than 100 years. The ADA  states that silver fillings are safe and that studies have failed to find any link between silver containing mercury and any medical disorder.

Have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year.

Professional teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel, and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

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