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Tips for Avoiding Bad Breath

Tips for avoiding Bad Breath

Do you or someone you know suffer from bad breath?  Are you concerned that your bad breath may be sending the wrong impression to other people?  It's important to realize that bad breath or halitosis is often times a condition that can personally be hard to detect yourself.

There are numerous causes for halitosis.  Bad breath can be the result of bad oral hygiene.  Food that is stuck between teeth, along the gum line and on the tongue will decay and emit a foul odor.  Unpleasant breath or oral odor can be the result of certain over the counter or prescription medications.  Foods, tobacco and alcohol are some of the leading causes of bad breath.  Other causes of bad breath include periodontal disease, dry mouth, respiratory tract infections, postnasal drip, chronic sinusitis or bronchitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and liver/kidney ailments.  Many denture wearers suffer from chronic bad breath.

One of the best ways to combat bad breath is by maintaining good oral hygiene.  Brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride tooth paste is vital for good oral health.  You can reduce bad breath by nearly 70% by thoroughly brushing your tongue.  Bacterium on the tongue, especially towards the back of the tongue can easily build up harboring debris and organisms that cause bad breath.  Flossing once daily will help remove food and plaque from between your teeth that can cause tooth decay and unpleasant odor.  Regular dental checkups and comprehensive cleanings are important in the fight against bad breath

You may have a plaque problem if you suffer from bad breath.  Talk to your dentist about your concerns.  Your dentist can recommend a microbial mouth rinse that helps with problematic plaque.  Your dental professional can help identify the cause of your bad breath and work with you to develop a treatment plan to remedy your problem.

Posted on the behalf of Grateful Dental - a Marietta Family Dentist


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