I brush my teeth and gargle with Listerine every day but I still have bad breath. What can I do? – Tony A.

Tony – Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria in your mouth. In addition to brushing your teeth after each meal, floss them daily. Also, consider buying a tongue scraper, which will remove excess bacteria from your tongue.

Regularly visit your dentist to have your examined and cleaned, which can remove odor-producing tartar from your teeth. Your dentist can determine if the odor is caused by a problem with your teeth or gums. BreathRX™ products include toothpaste and special rinses to help neutralize the odor of bad breath.

This post is sponsored by Zionsville dentist Dr. Julia Shalit.