This is a no-brainer! Want fresh breath? Clean your mouth - all of it!!! Your teeth, your gums, and your tongue. Use a soft toothbrush, your favorite toothpaste and brush at least twice a day - morning and night - and DON'T neglect your tongue. Brush it until there is no white build-up visible. Floss once a day, every day. There are no gimmicks, no gadgets, and no miracle cures that work better than good, old-fashioned cleanliness. It takes minimal effort and produces maximum results. If you already have gum disease (early-stage ginigvitis), this routine will actually reverse the condition. If you have mid-stage gum disease, you've neglected good hygiene and will need to see a dentist for a deep cleaning / scaling. If you have advanced gum disease, you have SERIOUSLY neglected good hygiene and will need periodontal surgery. This is a procedure where the dentist cuts the gums away from the teeth and scales the calculus off the roots and bottoms of the teeth. He refastens the gums by suturing and the gums will reattach themselves as they heal. Believe me, if you have to resort to this, brushing and flossing will become a daily routine that you NEVER neglect again because it is not a pleasant experience. Finally, you don't really have to brush and floss all your teeth - just the ones you want to keep! Happy Flossing!!!
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