One of the most nerve wrecking dental concerns experienced by our patients is chronic bad breath. It is a problem that affects millions of people. Patients who feel that they have persistent bad breath want effective solutions, and quickly.
If you believe that you might suffer from bad breath or would just like to avoid this condition in the future is it most important to understand the underlying causes. Chronic bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can be completely avoided or corrected in most dental patients.
Causes Of Bad Breath
A high level of bacteria in your mouth is the number one cause of bad breath. This bacterium is often found on the back of your tongue and the roof of your mouth. Some dentists even assert that you can immediately reduce your bad breath by brushing your tongue daily.
The use of tobacco is also a connected to chronic bad breath, even with frequent brushing throughout the day. This gives you another reason to kick that bad habit today.
Keep Bad Breath Under Control
In order to avoid bad breath you should practice good oral hygiene habits, which includes brushing, flossing and using a mouthwash everyday. Good oral habits also keep your teeth and gums healthy. It is also important to visit our office twice a year for professional cleaning and check ups. Unaddressed tooth decay or gum disease can increase your chances of developing halitosis. Hydration also plays an important role in maintaining your breath. The more water you drink, the fresher your breath will become.
Contact Us Today
Seeing us on a regular basis will not just ensure better breath, but also a healthy mouth and gums. With regular check ups we can identify problems and stop them before they become worse. If you have questions or concerns around your oral health or recurring bad breath, call our office today.