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Know The Causes Of Bad Breath.
Bad breath can be embarrassing and it can happen to anyone from time to time. Being on top of your oral dental care routine is crucial. But what exactly causes this? Knowing and understanding these causes of bad breath can help you prevent it and the embarrassment that often accompanies it. Read on to learn more about what causes bad breath and quit being afraid of getting close.
What Are The Causes Bad Breath?
Also called halitosis, bad breath can be caused by a number of issues.
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 gum disease or cavities. Crowded teeth or ill-fitting dental appliances can also cause bad breath. See Dr. Marchetti to rule out any oral care issues as a culprit.
Bacteria. Without proper brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist, bacteria is not being removed from your mouth. The build-up of this sticky bacteria can lead to bad breath. By following the ADA recommendation of 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 Dr. Marchetti and our team about dry mouth for the best remedies for both dry mouth and resulting bad breath.
Disease. Sinus infections, tonsillitis, respiratory issues and even diabetes can result in bad breath. Your doctor may prescribe medication for these conditions which may make dry mouth, and resulting bad breath worse. Talk to us if your side effects are problematic.
Tobacco. Smoking and tobacco use not only cause bad breath, they can create oral cancers, stain teeth and irritate your gums. Consider a tobacco free lifestyle to reduce the negative effects.
Addressing Bad Breath
The best thing to address your bad breath condition is to understand the reasons and what is causing it. Dr. Marchetti and the Arc Dental Team can help discover any or all underlying issues that are creating this problem. Schedule a visit with our team so we can discuss further your lifestyle and habits to help create the best approach to getting rid of bad breath. There are ways to avoid it and keep a good healthy oral care routine. Remember brushing twice a day and flossing daily and seeing us at least twice a year keeps your smile shining.