You probably don’t think too much about your bad breath. You might even assume that it’s normal to have bad breath every now and then. But did you know that bad breath is actually a symptom of an underlying problem? And that if left untreated, this problem could lead to more serious health issues?
The good news is that bad breath can be cured. By following a few simple steps, you can eliminate the bacteria that causes bad breath and get your fresh breath back.
Causes of Bad Breath
Cavities or Infections
When patients come to our office complaining of bad breath, there are a few potential causes that we explore. One common cause of bad breath is cavities. When cavities are not treated, they can cause an infection. The infection can lead to bad breath. That is why it is so important to attend regular visits to our office for your dental cleaning and exam. Our skilled staff can get in front of issues such as cavities and infections and prevent further problems in the future.
If you are suffering from bad breath, please give us a call today to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to help you find the root cause of the problem and develop a treatment plan.
Bad Dental Hygiene
Bad dental hygiene is the number one cause of chronic bad breath. The bacteria that is left behind from not brushing and flossing can cause serious problems with your breath.
These bacteria feed on the leftover food particles in your mouth and as a result, they leave a foul-smelling odor in your mouth.
If you want to get rid of bad breath, it is important to brush and floss regularly. Additionally, you should visit your dentist for regular cleanings.
Dehydration is a common cause of bad breath. When the mouth is dry, there is not enough saliva to wash away bacteria or food particles. This can lead to an increase in bad breath.
Dehydration can be caused by a number of factors, including not drinking enough water, sweating excessively, or having diarrhea.
It is important to stay hydrated in order to keep our mouths healthy and prevent bad breath.
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will help to flush out bacteria and food particles, and keep the mouth moist. If you are experiencing dehydration, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and see your doctor if the condition persists.
How to Cure Bad Breath for Good
Brush and Floss 2x Per Day
We all know that we should brush and floss our teeth twice a day, but many of us don’t do it regularly. This can lead to bad breath, as well as other dental problems.
Brushing and flossing removes plaque and food particles from your teeth, which can otherwise lead to bad breath. We also recommend using an antimicrobial rinse daily. This will help kill the bacteria that causes bad breath. In addition to brushing and flossing, you should also visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. This is the best way to prevent dental problems and keep your mouth healthy.
Tongue Scrape Daily
Scraping your tongue is an important part of oral hygiene. Not only does it help to remove bacteria, but it also helps to freshen your breath.
Tongue scraping is a quick and easy way to improve your oral health.
Simply use a tongue scraper to gently scrape your tongue from back to front. Scrape your tongue for about 10 seconds, or until you see visible debris on the scraper. Rinse your mouth with water after you finish scraping.
Tongue scraping should be done every day, preferably in the morning as part of your regular oral hygiene routine.
If you have never scraped your tongue before, you may be surprised at how much bacteria you remove. However, don’t be discouraged if you still have bad breath after scraping your tongue. It can take a few days of regular scraping to see a noticeable difference in your breath.
Remove Devices and Clean Them Thoroughly
If you wear dentures, retainers, or other dental devices, it’s important to remove them and clean them thoroughly on a daily basis. These devices can harbor bacteria and lead to bad breath. In addition, they can cause gum irritation and promote the growth of plaque and tartar.
To clean your dental devices, start by soaking them in warm water and then scrubbing them with a soft-bristled brush. Be sure to rinse them well and allow them to air dry before putting them back in your mouth. By taking the time to clean your dental devices each day, you can help keep your mouth healthy and free of odor-causing bacteria.
Triangle Dentistry, located in Raleigh, NC, provides a state-of-the-art facility that offers exceptional general dental and specialty services guided by empathy of a patient’s needs and desires. Services range from dental crowns to veneers and whitening procedures. For further information, questions, or to schedule an appointment, contact the office at (919) 847-6000