Halitosis or more widely known as Bad breath is the embarrassing smelly odor coming from your mouth or breath. You might have problems with bad breath and not have any success in finding the cause of the problem. So you may like to know that there can be a few things that can contribute to bad breath.
Keep a log of the foods you eat. If your bad breath is not being caused by a problem in your mouth, it could be the things you eat.
- Also known as Halitosis
- Bad breath can be caused by the foods you eat and improper oral hygiene.
- Untreated gum disease may be the cause of Persistent bad breath
- Poorly fitting dentures and/or other devices can also cause bad breath if not cleaned properly.
- Yeast infections of the mouth, Cavities, Dry mouth, Illnesses
- Good oral hygiene can prevent bad breath
- See your dentist on a regular basis
- Stop smoking or using smokeless tobacco
- Drink lots of water
Bad breath may be caused by the foods you eat.
Odors in your breath may be caused by bacteria in your mouth. Plaque can build up and bacteria can continue to grow if left untreated. The bacteria can give off the odor that may cause your bad breath. Ongoing bad breath may the symptom of a bigger problem. Gum disease can also lead to the growth of bacteria. The bacteria under your gums could be contributing to the cause of your bad breath. An improperly fitting denture or device may cause bad breath if bacteria can get trapped in a pocket or crack.
The best thing to do to prevent bad breath is good oral hygiene. Visit your dentist on a regular basis for routine cleanings, and brush and floss regularly. This will reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth. We also suggest bringing your appliances such as night guards, retainers, dentures, and partials with you to your routine checkups twice a year to have them cleaned professionally.
**Another good tip is to brush your tongue with a tongue cleaner which can sometimes be found on your toothbrush!!!