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Bad breath, or halitosis, is hard to get rid of. The best way to avoid embarrassingly stale breath is to schedule regular checkups with Drs. Chin . Our Las Vegas dentists have experience in treating bad breath, and can spot early gum disease and tooth decay.

These five tips can help you fight against gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath:

1. Brush and Floss Before Bed

Morning breath is not the best way to start your day. Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash before bed prevents food and plaque from building up on your teeth and gums overnight. Getting rid of this bacteria will leave you with fresher breath in the morning. Flossing before bed can also prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Your tongue might be the culprit behind your funky breath. Make sure to brush your tongue along with your teeth. Rinse with mouthwash as a final step before bed to get rid of loose particles.

2. Hydrate

Water is key to several aspects of your health. Your teeth, skin and even your heart can be affected by dehydration. Your mouth needs saliva to clean out bacteria throughout your day. Drinking energy drinks, soda and coffee can actually cause dehydration. Challenge yourself to a 30-day water challenge and drink a gallon per day. You will notice a big change in your health including better-smelling breath.

3. Chew Gum

Chewing sugarless gum is another way to avoid tooth decay and bad breath. Gum motivates your mouth to create more saliva. If you’re dehydrated, this is a good way to help your teeth and gums.

Caution: Stay away from sugary mints. They might help your breath initially, but sugar buildup could hurt your teeth and your breath in the end.

4. Stay Away From Nicotine

Most everyone knows that smoking or chewing tobacco is bad for your overall health. These habits take a big toll on your teeth, too. They will stain your teeth, hurt your gums and cause bad breath.

5. Regular Visits to the Dentist

The best way to keep your teeth in shape is to see Drs. Chin for regular teeth cleanings. Brushing and flossing are great ways to keep away bad breath, but it’s hard to reach every nook and cranny. Our Las Vegas dentists can help get rid of your halitosis and prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

If you’re looking for general or cosmetic dentistry in Las Vegas, call Drs. Chin at (702) 445-7075today. We provide excellent dental services to clients in Las Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson, Nevada.