Knowing and understanding what causes bad breath can help you prevent it and the embarrassment that often accompanies it.
Top Reasons Are:
Food. Some of the foods we eat can give us temporary bad breath. Garlic, onions, coffee, spicy or fragrant foods can leave your mouth less than fresh. Brush your teeth, chew sugar-free gum, or use mouthwash for a burst of freshness.
Dental issues. Bad breath can be caused by dental issues such as periodontal issues or cavities. Crowded teeth or ill-fitting dental appliances can also cause bad breath. See your dentist to rule out any oral care issues as a culprit.
Bacteria. Without proper brushing, flossing, and regular (every six months) dentist visits, bacteria is not being removed from your mouth. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and routine visits to the dentist, you can keep bacteria in check.
Dry mouth. Lack of saliva creates dry mouth, which may be a side effect of medications, smoking, or mouth breathing or it could be a symptom of an underlying health concern. Talk to your dentist about dry mouth for the best remedies for both dry mouth and resulting bad breath.
Health Disease. General health issues such as sinus infections or respiratory issues and even diabetes can result in bad breath. Talk to your doctor if your side effects are problematic.
What Can You Do About It?
The best way is to discover the underlying reason for bad breath and being honest about your lifestyle and habits with your dentist and primary care doctor.
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