Stop Bad Breath In Its Tracks

One of the most common concerns for adult dental patients, especially patients that are new to routine dental care, is chronic bad breath. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is more common than you may realize. If your breath is making you self-conscious during social and professional interactions – know that you are not alone.

The most effective way to put an end to your chronic bad breath, or to prevent it from ever appearing, is to understand the underlying causes of bad breath.

Contrary to popular belief, the most common cause of chronic bad breath is not your diet. While consuming large amounts of garlic and onions can certainly contribute to bad breath, this is often temporary. If your bad breath does not go away with time or brushing, it is likely that something else is causing your bad breath.

Other causes of bad breath include:

• Neglected dental hygiene. This is perhaps the most common cause of chronic bad breath. By brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day you wash away most of the germs that can cause bad breath. Don’t forget to brush your tongue and use mouthwash for added benefit. Additionally, professional cleanings twice a year can also remove stubborn built-up plaque that harbors bad breath causing germs.
• Dehydration. By regularly consuming water you not only benefit your overall health but also wash away sugar and bacteria from your mouth that can cause bad breath.
• Poor snacking. You shouldn’t avoid snacking in order to prevent bad breath. In fact, movement of your saliva that occurs during snacking can actually improve your breath. However it is important to snack wisely. Foods that are high in sugar can actually help bacteria grow, making your breath worse. Crispy foods that are high in water content can improve your breath. Look to apples and carrot sticks as healthy alternatives.
• Medications and other health conditions such as diabetes or pregnancy.

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