eliminate bad breath

How to Eliminate Bad Breath

Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing can help prevent bad breath. Often you will not know you have bad breath as it is easier to notice in others.

Key takeaways:

  • Book regular check-ups with your dentist to prevent oral issues and to have your teeth professionally cleaned.
  • Use a tongue scraper to clean areas of the tongue you may miss when brushing your teeth.
  • Eating vitamin C rich fruits helps prevent dental problems like gum disease, a cause of bad breath.

“Chew sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva flow and stop your mouth from drying out. A dry mouth can lead to bad breath.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.