Do you try everything you can think of to finally eliminate your bad breath but nothing seems to work? If so, we have some tips you might want to try:
If you have poor oral hygiene
Oral hygiene is the best tool that helps you improve your oral health each day. If you tend to ignore brushing, flossing, and rinsing techniques, your oral cavity could be decaying right at this moment, which is a big reason why you have bad breath. So, simply remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily.
If you eat odorous foods
The food you eat, especially odorous foods like garlic, onions, and fish, are likely to cause bad breath for a long amount of time. When the food digests in your stomach, it gets absorbed into the blood stream. Then, the blood stream takes the food into the lungs and the food fills the lungs with the odor, leaving a stench on every breath.
If you suffer from gum disease
Gum disease is a very serious and dangerous dental condition that can result in lost teeth if it’s left untreated. If you have persistent bad breath, bleeding gums, and loose teeth, we encourage you to come into our office as soon as possible. When you come in for an appointment, we will do our best to save your smile. This generally includes professional dental cleanings and scaling and root planing techniques.
If you have a tobacco habit
If you smoke or chew tobacco, the best thing to do is stop. Stopping will freshen your breath, help your gums, and reduce the chances of developing oral cancer. If you would like help kicking the habit, please call our office today and seek advice from our dentist.
If you suffer from a dry mouth
Many don’t know this, but having a dry mouth can most definitely cause bad breath. If you drink a lot of water, rinse your mouth with mouthwash, suck on sugarless candy, and chew sugar-free gum, your mouth will become moist and your bad breath or the disapproving taste in your mouth will disappear.
If these tips don’t give you quite what you’re looking for, we encourage you to call our office today and schedule an appointment with our dentist. We are more than happy to get down to the root of the problem and finally give you the fresh breath you deserve.