Chronic bad breath is one of the most nerve wrecking dental concerns experienced by our patients. Patients who feel that they have bad breath that won’t easily subside want effective solutions, quickly.
If you believe that you might suffer from bad breath or would just like to avoid this condition in the future is it most important to understand the underlying causes. Chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be completely avoided or corrected in most dental patients.
The number one cause of bad breath is a high level of bacteria in your mouth. This bacterium is often found on the roof of your mouth and at the back of your tongue. Some dentists even assert that you can immediately reduce your bad breath by brushing your tongue regularly.
Tobacco use is also a connected to chronic bad breath, even with frequent brushing. Just another reason to kick that bad habit today.
In order to avoid bad breath you should practice good oral hygiene habits, which includes brushing, flossing and using a mouthwash. It is also important to visit our office twice a year for professional cleaning and check ups. Unaddressed tooth decay or gum disease can increase your chances of developing halitosis. Hydration also plays an important role in maintaining your breath. The more water you drink, the fresher your breath will become.