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If you are one who is tired of their constant bad breath, we have a few tips for you! There are many things in the world that cause bad breath, and we are happy to share them with you. The following list includes the cause of the bad breath and the treatment you can use to abolish it. Good luck!

Cause: Poor oral hygiene
Treatment: Oral hygiene is the best tool that helps you improve your oral health each day. If you tend to ignore brushing, flossing, and rinsing, your oral cavity could be decaying right at this moment, which is a big reason why you have bad breath. So, simply remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily.

Cause: The food you eat
Treatment: Yes, this is an obvious reason as to why you have bad breath, but do you know why? Well, when you eat food, it gets digested and absorbed into the blood stream. Then, the blood stream takes the particles into the lungs where it fills the space with odor. Now, every time you exhale, the food smell carries out with your breath. So, to escape this occurrence, try to avoid highly odorous foods, like onions, fish, and garlic. To help temporarily solve the problem, you can brush your teeth, rinse your mouth with mouthwash, and chew minty, sugar-free gum.

Cause: Gum disease
Treatment: Gum disease is a very serious and dangerous health condition that can result in lost teeth if it’s not treated. One of the biggest symptoms of gum disease is persistent bad breath. So, to find out if your smile is a victim to gum disease, come into our office as soon as possible and meet with the dentist. Professional dental cleanings and a scaling and root planing technique will likely help eliminate the disease.

Cause: Smoking or chewing tobacco
Treatment: If you smoke or chew tobacco, it is highly likely that this is why you have bad breath, and the only way to eliminate the odorous breathing is by kicking the habit. If you would like tips and advice about quitting, you are more than welcome to talk to your dentist about it during your next appointment.

Cause: Dry Mouth
Treatment: Many don’t know this, but dry mouth definitely causes bad breath. If you have a dry mouth, you can fix it by drinking a lot of water, rinsing your mouth with mouthwash, sucking on candy, and chewing sugarless gum. These tasks will help you moisten your mouth and eliminate the bad taste you’re experiencing.

If these treatments don’t quite do the trick for you, please feel free to call our office today and schedule an appointment with our dentist. We are more than happy to help you!