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Bad Breath: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Posted on 2/20/2023 by Thomas Mahar
Bad Breath: Causes, Treatment and Prevention Bad breath can cause awkward social interactions. People might turn their faces away from you or hold their noses when you have bad breath. You might have bad breath if you have encountered these awkward social interactions.

What can you do to overcome this dental problem? Read on to discover more about the causes of bad breath, possible treatments, and how to prevent it:

What Causes Bad Breath?

Poor dental habits like failing to brush your teeth daily promote bacterial growth. With time the bacteria will start emitting a foul smell from your mouth.

Foods such as garlic, onions, and canned tuna can also cause bad breath. These foods have sulfur compounds, which the body absorbs into the bloodstream. So, hours after eating these foods, they may emit a secondary wave of odor that escapes through the mouth leading to bad breath.

Bad Breath Treatment and Prevention

To overcome bad breath, you'll need to improve your oral hygiene. So, brush and floss your teeth daily. Drink water regularly to wash away any stuck food particles between your teeth and prevent bacterial growth.

Change your toothbrush every 2-3 months. Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco products to prevent dental decay and bad breath.

When To Visit The Dentist

You need to see a dentist if you suffer from chronic bad breath. Bad breath can signify an underlying dental condition such as gum disease. So, visit a dentist for a dental check-up to discover what's causing the chronic bad breath.

The dentist will also guide you on observing good oral hygiene to prevent bad breath. You'll also get insights into the best foods to enhance your dental health. Visit us today and talk to our dentists to learn more about how to treat and prevent bad breath.

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