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Effective Care for Frequent Bad Breath

bad breathDo you struggle with frequent bad breath? As we mentioned in our last post, frequent bad breath is often a symptom of gum disease, which is caused by the accumulation of bacteria around the gum line.

Thankfully, no one has to live with the embarrassment of frequent bad breath. Using chlorine dioxide, a special compound found in some toothpastes and mouthwashes, patients can enjoy fresher breath and better self-confidence.

At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Klotz and Dr. Schlossberg will partner with you to create a treatment plan that effectively treats your bad breath. Your plan will include special checkups and a homecare routine using products that contain chlorine dioxide.

Your homecare routine might look something like this.

First, make sure you’re brushing at least twice a day with your chlorine dioxide toothpaste. If you can do it after every meal, that’s even better. Patients should also floss at least once a day. A toothbrush or tongue scraper will help you remove excess bacteria from the top of your tongue and the roof of your mouth. Finally, gargling with a chlorine dioxide mouthwash will give your smile extra protection from the bacteria of gum disease and bad breath.

Do you struggle with bad breath on a daily basis? Make 2014 the year you enjoy better confidence and oral health. Dr. Klotz and Dr. Schlossberg will be happy to consult with you on a treatment plan. Call us today for an appointment. We offer therapy for bad breath to patients from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Potomac, Annapolis, Crofton, Baltimore, Crownsville, and Washington D.C.