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The Foehr Group
107 S. Prospect Road, Bloomington, IL 61704

Oral Hygiene and Bad Breath Cure in Bloomington, IL

Good oral hygiene is a key element of achieving a healthy smile. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental visits will keep your teeth and gums fresh and clean. Without taking care of your oral hygiene, you may develop gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. Read on to learn more about why oral hygiene in Bloomington is an important aspect of your dental health.

Oral Hygiene: An Overview

Oral hygiene is the practice of cleaning the teeth and gums, whether you’re at home or at the dentist. Dental hygiene for kids is especially important, since forming healthy oral hygiene habits now will set the groundwork for good habits later in life. Visiting our office for regular oral hygiene cleanings can help protect you against bad breath, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.

Halitosis Causes

Halitosis, or bad breath, can be an embarrassing problem. While drinking alcohol, smoking, or eating garlicky foods can all cause mouth odor, oral hygiene can also play a role. In some cases, bad breath is caused by an underlying dental condition, such as a decaying tooth. Neglecting oral hygiene can also cause bad breath. Persistent bad breath should be examined by a dentist, who can then recommend a halitosis treatment. Many times, receiving the dental care you need is the bad breath cure.

Why Should Oral Hygiene Be a Priority?

A proper oral hygiene routine offers a host of advantages. It protects your teeth against decay and helps maintain healthy gums. You’re also less likely to develop chronic bad breath when you take care of your oral hygiene. One way to ensure your oral hygiene routine is working is by visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings. Our dentists thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, check for dental issues, and offer bad breath remedies, if necessary.

Eliminate Your Bad Breath

Regular use of dental hygiene products can help guard against and get rid of bad breath. However, bad breath that is caused by tooth or gum issues can only be properly treated by a dentist. If constant mouth odor is having a negative impact on your confidence, call our office to learn more about teeth hygiene and our bad breath treatment options.

How to Have Healthy Teeth

A healthy mouth takes just minutes a day. Here are some oral hygiene instructions that should be part of a good dental hygiene routine:

  • Avoid using tobacco
  • Use fluoride toothpaste to brush teeth
  • Floss between all teeth daily
  • Eat sugary foods in moderation
  • Schedule dental cleanings and exams regularly

Know the Symptoms of Bad Breath

Bad breath has a very straightforward symptom: an unpleasant smell coming from the mouth. Occasional bad-smelling breath is normal, but a persistent unpleasant smell may be a sign that it’s time to see a dentist about bad breath in Bloomington. If mouth odor is affecting your daily activities, book a cleaning with our office today.

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Quick, thorough, and professional
Mark M.
Very professional. Very thorough cleaning. Procedures well explained.
Brenda T.
I have been with the practice since high school and since Dr Foehr has passed there have been 4 different dentists. Hopefully these two will stay a […]
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Pleasant hygienist and dentist. Thorough cleaning. Appointment took the expected amount of time.
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I always receive prompt and excellent. If you want a job well done visit Foher Group. The staff is professional and courteous always
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Everyone there is great, from the second you walk in the door.
Mark H.
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Michelle W.
My visit was very nice and I was made to feel welcome as usual. No complaints at all.
Grant S.
Anna was my hygienist and new to the office since my last visit. She did a great job with my cleaning and was personable too. My appt started on time […]
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Great experience, friendly staff
Lloyd G.
All went well.
Anne L.
Cindy was great. I was nervous to meet someone new, but was happily surprised. I also thought Dr. Wolf was very nice.
Jennifer L.
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Jean L.
got me in ontime, got appt quickly
David E.
Excellent service as always!
Sean K.
My hygienist Libby was great! She took time and did everything with quality and care! Dr Wolf was great! From the moment I walked in the door...staff […]
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Very pleasant, as always.
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Mark M.
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I always have a good experience at The Foehr Group. My appointment is always on time and the cleaning is quick.
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Michael P.
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Debbie J.
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Helen B.
Love the friendly staff and their concern for the comfort of their patients! They really help take the anxiety out of going to the dentist!
Gina R.
As always, prompt and friendly.
Cindy R.
Always a pleasurable experience. They were very professional and informative of services for myself and my daughter. They make the dentist visits fun […]
Holley G.
I have known Cindy for many years as she was my hygienist at my now retired dentist's office. She is one of the main reasons that I began using your […]
Ronald T.
I've gone to the Foehr group for years and love their friendly, knowledgeable staff! I wouldn't trust my teeth to anyone else!
Kelly G.
Great experience. We had two simultaneous appointments, and didn't wait more than a few minutes. My husband is not the best patient in the world and […]
Randy V.
They listened to my concerns and fixed my problem.
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Friendly and professional as always.
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I like how nice the staff was. They were very inviting. Very clean place.
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Jennifer A.
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Kendall G.
the staff and doctor was very good took the time to explain things to me and are willing to give me options on the treatment that i do need and […]
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My appointment was on time. Staff are always friendly and professional.
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Mon. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – Closed
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (309) 740-4241
Fax: (309) 662-1372
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  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
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