Carrying out a proper emergency dentistry prevention regime could also stop halitosis in its tracks.
This is the medical name for bad breath and Health Day said in an article for Business Week that it can be caused by a number of things, including medical problems and not eating regularly enough.
However, it is also caused by rotting food particles that get trapped between the teeth, so taking action to avoid emergency dentistry could also remove this hazard.
Health Day recommended brushing and flossing every day, but advised seeking the advice of a medical professional if it is thought the issue could be a symptom of something more serious.
The British Dental Health Foundation sates it is important to brush the teeth and gums for two minutes twice a day using fluoride toothpaste.
It is also wise to brush the tongue to prevent bad breath, as it can harbour bacteria.