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Many Americans suffer from bad breath. There are an estimated 40 Million people who suffer from halitosis (bad breath), so if you’re self-conscious about your breath you’re not alone. There are many culprits that can cause bad breath, but your tongue is a likely root cause. Check out what Peter Jaret has written about it:

The coating that normally forms on the tongue can harbor foul-smelling bacteria. To eliminate them, gently brush your tongue with your toothbrush. Some people find that toothbrushes are too big to comfortably reach the back of the tongue. In that case, try a tongue scraper. “Tongue scrapers are an essential tool in a proper oral health care routine,” says Pamela L. Quinones, RDH, president of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. “They’re designed specifically to apply even pressure across the surface of the tongue area, removing bacteria, food debris, and dead cells that brushing alone can’t remove.”

There are many other things that can cause bad breath. Our hygienists can consult with you about the many ways that we can help you get rid of it. Contact us today to setup an appointment. For more tips on curing bad breath check out this article from WebMD.