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How to find out if you have bad breath

According to experts at Harvard Health Publishing, approximately 30% of individuals experience some level of bad breath, also known as halitosis. While it may be chronic for some, others may only experience bad breath occasionally due to external factors such as smoking, coffee consumption, or eating pungent foods like garlic, onions and other spices.

Often, individuals become "nose blind" to their own bad breath, making it difficult to identify the issue. To test for bad breath, wash and dry the back of your hand or wrist, then give it a quick lick. Once it dries, smell it to determine if you have bad breath.

Prevent bad breath by practicing regular brushing and flossing, using antibacterial mouthwash, and avoiding foods like garlic, onions, and spices that contribute to bad breath. If bad breath persists, personalized treatment options are available.

It's crucial not to miss out on the opportunity to connect and communicate with others in social settings, whether it's for personal or professional reasons. By The Lake Dental offers a Bad Breath Treatment that can help you feel more confident. This treatment is non-invasive, safe, easy, and highly effective in treating periodontal disease and bad breath.

If you suffer from bad breath, let the hygienist know about your concerns when you go for your next hygiene appointment at By The Lake Dental. An assessment will be made to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment.

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