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Did You Know…

  • You can't catch bad breath.
  • There are several different kinds of bacteria that cause bad breath such as hydrogen sulfide, and methyl mercaptan.
  • Bad breath is rarely caused by sinus problems, stomach conditions or dental disease.
  • Halitosis is a disease of chronic bad breath.
Things you can do to take a stand against bad breath.

Brush and floss regularly. Be sure to brush and floss carefully to remove pieces of food that get caught between teeth and gums, also give that tongue a good brushing, especially in the back.

Chew gum.
Chewing sugar free gum increases saliva which in turn will decrease bacteria.

Drink lots of water. Remember, bacteria love a dry climate.

Eat your fruits and vegetables. Snack on fibery, teeth scrubbing foods such as carrots, apples, and celery.

Visit your dentist. Try to have at least 2 deep cleaning visits at the dentist per year.

Cool Activities


Map Your Taste Buds

Your tongue contains tiny taste buds that help you taste everything. People are born with about 10,000 taste buds that can detect sweet, sour, bitter, and salty flavors. Try the following experiment to see where the different taste buds are located!

Brush Those Pearly Whites!

Your teeth are covered with a layer of enamel. This is one of the hardest parts of the body. A layer of bacteria called plaque builds up on your teeth every day. The bacteria can use sugar from your food to make acid that will attack your teeth causing them to decay. Some food and drink already contains this acid. Try this activity to see what acid can do to your teeth!