Approximately 85 percent of people with persistent halitosis, or bad breath, have a dental condition that accounts for the problem. While no one particularly likes to go to the dentist, the fact is, it is just as important to your over all health as visiting a your doctor for a check up.
In 1780, the first mass produced toothbrush was designed by an English prisoner, who drilled small holes in a cattle bone, tied boar bristles in bunches, passed the bunches through the holes and then glued them in place. While we have since updated, toothbrush bristles can harbor bacteria, so you should rinse your brush in hot water after each use, and replace it after you have been sick, or every three months regardless.
If you do not have one already, and are living in the Ventura, Oxnard, or Malibu areas, finding a Oxnard dental practice, Malibu dental practice, or Ventura dentist is not difficult.
The easiest way to find a Ventura dentist, for example, is by word of mouth. Most people love to talk about their experiences, whether they are good or bad, so word of mouth is the best starting off point. Of course, typing in “cosmetic dentist malibu” or “Dentist Oxnard” into the search engine will yield you results, however, they are not always the most reliable of sources, as you will get paid advertisements.
Asking your existing Ventura dentist for referrals is another place to begin your search. Do not forget that visiting a dental practitioner is an important part to your over all health, so if you are not currently seeing one, make the effort to align yourself with one.