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Are you interested in preventing bad breath in Houston, Texas? If so, Dr. Smith and Dr. Carrell have some helpful tips and information to help you! There are things you can do on a regular basis to keep your breath fresh and pristine.

-Oral Hygiene Tools: Keeping a toothbrush and toothpaste in your backpack, purse, or work desk, will make it easy to brush your teeth and eliminate bad breath whenever you go. It’s best to brush your teeth after each time you eat because it will help you remove the bad-smelling germs and bacteria in your mouth. Also, cleaning your tongue after you are done scrubbing your smile will remove lingering bacteria as well. 

-Tongue Scraper: If you are not familiar with a tongue scraper, now is the perfect time to acquaint yourself. These are small, handy tools you can keep with you throughout the day. When you use it, the scraper will glide along the surface of your tongue and eliminate the bad- smelling film and bacteria that are giving you less than ideal breath.

-Gum: You can freshen your breath with sugarless gum because it doesn’t have the sugar and harmful particles that can promote tooth decay. If you chew sugarless gum regularly, you can freshen your breath as well as care for your smile, as it stimulates healthy, cleansing, saliva production.

We invite you to call Bruce W. Smith, DDS today at 713-529-4364 if you’re interested in knowing more about how to maintain fresh breath. Don’t let the specter of bad breath scare people away. We hope these tips help you smile and speak with confidence!