Bad breath or halitosis is a common concern that our patients have. There are many reasons that you may experience bad breath. Some are related to the mouth and others are related to the rest of the body.
Oral Causes For Bad Breath
- Dental Cavities
- Periodontal Disease or gum disease
- Bacteria on the tongue
- Infrequent brushing and flossing
- Skipping your dental hygiene visit
- Use of tobacco
Systemic Causes Of Bad Breath
- Stomach problems
- Acid Reflux
- Sinus Trouble
- Kidney Problems
- Dry Mouth
How do you eliminate bad breathe?
Brush and Floss
Brush twice a day and clean between your teeth
Use antibacterial mouth rinses
Clean Your Dentures or Partial Dentures
If you wear removable dentures or partials, take them out at night, and clean them thoroughly before using them again the next morning.
Stimulate Saliva Flow
To get more saliva in your mouth, try eating healthy foods that require a lot of chewing, like carrots or apples. You can also try sugar-free gum or sucking on sugar-free candies. Your dentist may also recommend artificial saliva.
Stop Using Tobacco Products
Stop using tobacco as a chew and/or smoking cigarettes, cigars and vaping.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Make an appointment to visit Dr. Baig for your dental examination and dental cleaning.