To put it mildly – bad breath is unsocial. Fortunately, with good dental care and a few good home remedies, bad breath can be controlled/banished. Most often, the offender can be traced to a buildup of bad bacteria in the mouth, so good oral hygiene is essential. Other causes include foods, smoking, dry mouth, medications, gum disease,sleeping with open mouth, snoring and sinus conditions. There are other reasons as to why one may experience chronic bad breath i.e issues within the gut- A dentist will be able to provide options to consult an appropriate medical professional if bad breath is caused by reasons other than to do Oral health care.
Chronic bad breath, called halitosis, is often a sign of early-stage gum disease. If you brush and floss regularly and still can’t defeat bad breath, consult your dentist. After an examination, he or she can diagnose the root cause of bad breath and recommend the proper method of treatment. The following fresh-breath secrets may also improve your oral aroma:
Floss! – Food particles stuck between teeth emit a foul odour as they decay – need we say more?
Scrape – A tongue scraper will remove bacteria trapped beneath taste buds.
Rinse – Many commercial mouth rinses temporarily freshen breath, but rinsing with a baking soda or peroxide solution can help fight odour-causing bacteria.
Change Your Toothbrush – Avoid spreading bad bacteria by replacing your toothbrush every three months.
Wet Your Whistle – Sipping water throughout the day prevents dehydration and washes away vagrant food particles.
Beware of Beverages – Coffee, beer, wine, and whiskey top the list of liquid offenders.
Spice Things Up – Keep some fresh sprigs of parsley or mint leaves at your disposal as quick, natural breath fresheners. Cloves, cardamom, and fennel also have odour-fighting powers.
At Art De Dente, Our dentists and hygienists can provide suggestions to arrest bad breath- When they do a through examination, they will be able to find a range of reasons as to why there is bad breath.