Many people suffer from bad breath from time to time. Halitosis can be both embarrassing and unpleasant. Did you know that there are certain things that can cause bad breath and that there are ways to keep bad breath at bay?
Causes of bad breath include:
– Dry mouth
– Periodontal disease
– Some foods
– Smoking or using tobacco products
– Bacteria and plaque in the mouth
– Certain issues with the body
There are a variety of methods to reach a mouth that feels fresh and clean.
Brush and floss more often.
The buildup on your teeth, which is called plaque, creates the bacteria that causes bad breath. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. If you want fresher breath, do both more often.
Brush or scrape your tongue.
Clean your tongue with a toothbrush or tongue scraper. Most bad breath bacteria gathers on the tongue.
Rinse out your mouth.
Mouthwash freshens the breath and adds protection by getting rid of bacteria. Make sure that you choose a mouthwash that kills the germs that cause bad breath. Swishing your mouth with water after meals can also help your breath, as it gets rid of food particles that get stuck in the teeth.
Remove and clean dental appliances.
For those with dentures, take them out at night and clean them before reinserting them in the morning.
Avoid foods and beverages that cause bad breath.
The following foods and beverages can cause bad breath:
– Certain spices
– Orange juice
Visit our office.
Visit Suite Dental regularly so our dentist can help you maintain and improve your dental health. Dr. Roderick Spencer can detect and treat issues that may be causing bad breath. We may recommend that you visit your primary doctor if your bad breath is caused by issues in other areas of your mouth.
We welcome you to contact us at 406-602-4100 today to learn more about treatment for bad breath in Bozeman, Montana, and to set up a visit. We are happy to help you to conquer bad breath so you can live life more confidently!