What Causes Bad Breath?
You increase the chances of having bad breath when you neglect your oral health and do not keep up with your daily brushing and flossing regimen. Bad breath can be a symptom of health problems and you may need to work with Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross to improve your overall oral health and treat problems like halitosis. Some of the causes of bad breath include:
Foods You Eat Regularly
Foods with very strong odors can cause bad breath but you can mask the odor temporarily by brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash.
Poor Oral Hygiene
When you do not floss or brush your teeth regularly, bacteria can grow between the teeth and around the gums which can cause bad breath. Make sure to brush and floss daily, use a tongue scraper, and use an antibacterial mouthwash on a regular basis.
Using tobacco products can increase your risk of gum disease and bad breath. Refrain from using tobacco products if you want to get rid of bad breath and maintain good oral health.
Persistent bad breath may be a symptom of gum disease in Miami, FL
. Bacteria can create toxins in the mouth and start to irritate the gum tissue before they break down the supportive structures and jaw bone. You may have very noticeable bad breath when there is an active infection in the mouth.
Other Causes of Bad Breath Include:
• Yeast infections
• Ill-fitting dental appliances
• Dry mouth
• Disease or illness
You can prevent bad breath by practicing good oral hygiene, having teeth professionally cleaned on schedule, refraining from using tobacco products, and stimulating saliva flow by chewing sugar free gum or drinking water. Maintaining a food log can also help to identify foods that may be causing the problem.
Bad breath is often a sign that a more serious problem exists. For more information about treatment for halitosis
, set up your consultation
with Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross today!