checklist for Halitosis Control
Below is a little list which summarizes the methods of treating bad breath. Itís easy to print out, clip and put in your wallet or purse for a quick reference.
  1. Meticulous oral hygiene is essential. Brush floss, clean the tongue after each meal.
  2. Increase saliva production by chewing Sugarless gum or sugarless candy mints.
  3. Make sure mouth is moist by drinking adequate water. Hold water in mouth for as long as possible, swishing it vigorously.
  4. Recognize the effect of stress on bad breath and be able to detect a state of stress in yourself and take appropriate action.
  5. Rinse mouth with 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and warm water for one minute.
  6. Baking soda toothpaste and Vitamin C help.
  7. Use a portable battery-powered Water Pik or other oral irrigation device.

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