If you’ve ever slept next to a loved one and had them roll over and breathe in your face, you know about bad breath. Usually, morning breath is solved with a quick fix—brushing your teeth as soon as you wake up! There are certain instances where you may still experience unpleasant breath even after cleaning your teeth. If this is the case, you may have chronic halitosis (persistent bad breath).
Your dentist in Dublin knows how much chronic bad breath can debilitate you in your daily life and wants to help you solve it. Learn more about how to fight the causes of chronic halitosis in this week’s blog post.
4 Reasons for Bad Breath
Little do many people know, consistent bad breath is a red flag to other issues that are going on in your mouth. If you ever experience chronic bad breath, it’s time to visit your dentist. They can help you discover one of these 4 reasons for your bad breath and fix it.
Saliva helps to keep your breath fresh by maintaining the hydration in your mouth. It naturally neutralizes acids in your mouth, keeping your teeth cleaner and your breath inviting.
If you have bad breath, you may have gum disease. This is one of the biggest warning signs that your gum health may be deteriorating!
Any form of tobacco directly affects your mouth—not just chewing tobacco. Although tobacco taken orally does leave stinky particles, smoking tobacco may leave a lingering stench in your lungs.
Bad Home Hygiene
Leftover dental debris can be less than inviting to your neighbor or sleeping partner. That’s why it’s so important to remove them by brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, every day.
Fix Your Chronic Bad Breath
Here are a few dental tips that can help you improve chronic bad breath:
- Keep hydrated. By drinking adequate amounts of water, your body will naturally generate all the saliva it needs to help keep your breath fresh and your mouth healthy.
- Properly brush your teeth. As mentioned above, removing harmful dental bacteria helps to determine how your breath will smell throughout the day.
- Eat healthy, nutritious foods. That’s right, crunchy veggies and fruits can help fight dental bacteria. Not only are they full of antibodies that fight bacteria, but their natural crunch helps to naturally clean teeth.
You don’t have to suffer from bad breath—in fact, it’s a sign that you need to visit your dentist if you do.
About Our Office
Here at Distinctive Smiles, we don’t want you to feel uncomfortable telling us about your oral health issue. We understand that many people avoid the dentist because they’re embarrassed or fearful of what someone might say. With us, you can trust that we will openly communicate with you about your oral health and how we can improve it with an open mind and free of judgment. Feel free to call our friendly office team to schedule a preventive care appointment at our Dublin office.