Bad breath is also called halitosis, this problem can be embarrassing and may even cause anxiety. Although there are a number of on-the-counter solutions such as gum, mints, mouthwashes to fight bad breath, these products don’t address the root cause of the issue. At our clinic, we offer suitable treatment for bad breath, get in touch with us now to book your appointment. We are here to help you with all your dental problems.
What causes bad breath?
Bad breath is a result of odor-producing bacteria. Poor oral hygiene, that is when you don’t brush and floss regularly food gets stuck between your teeth and make your breath smell bad. In addition to this certain foods such as garlic, onion, and other health conditions and habits can lead to bad breath.
Bad breath odors can change depending on the cause. It is always best to consult a dentist if the issue persists for a longer time.
Steps to improve your breath
You can improve your breath by keeping your teeth and gums healthy. In addition, you can follow the steps below:
Brush and floss your teeth daily
Ober time plaque build-up on your teeth and cause bad breath. Food trapped between your teeth can also add to the issue, that is why it is extremely important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss it regularly. Please ensure that you do not brush too hard as they can make your teeth prone to decay.
Rinse your mouth
It is extremely important to swish your mouth after every meal, whether you just had a coffee or a meal, food particles can get stuck between your teeth, swishing your teeth will help you get rid of food particles. You can also choose to use a mouth wash, please be sure to use a mouthwash that kills the germs that cause bad breath.
Clean your tongue.
Food stuck on your tongue can provide a breeding ground for smelly bacteria. That is why whenever you brush your teeth, please ensure that you clean your tongue as well. There are a number of tongue scrapers available in the market. These tongue cleaners help you remove bacteria, food debris.
Avoid foods that lead to bad breath
There is a number of foods that cause bad breath, some of them are onions and garlic. In addition to this even coffee can make your breath smell bad, please try and avoid having such foods to ensure you have fresh breath.
Avoid smoking and using tobacco.
Apart from causing life-threatening diseases such as cancer, smoking can also lead to stained yellow teeth and bad breath. You can talk to your doctor regarding programs or prescriptions that can help you get rid of smoking.
A dry mouth can lead to a number of issues such as tooth decay and bad breath. Please drink enough water and also chew sugarless gum to keep your mouth moist.
See a dentist
If your bad breath continues even after following the tips given above, please make an appointment with our dentist and we will provide you with a suitable solution.
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