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Also known as halitosis, bad breath can be a sign of a health issue. If you feel that the unpleasant odour just won’t go away even after brushing or flossing, the reason may be more serious.
Don’t delay seeing your dentist. It’s natural for people to experience bad breath, such as morning breath, but there are ways you can prevent it from happening throughout the day.
Bad breath can be brought about by poor oral hygiene and lifestyle habits.
Proper brushing and flossing remove food particles from your mouth. When these food debris linger for a long time, it can lead to bacterial growth. Bacteria can spread not only on tooth surfaces but on your gums and tongue as well. This can, in turn, cause unpleasant mouth odour.
The food you eat may also cause bad odours. In this regard, refrain from consuming anything with strong odour. The odour will only go away once the food has been completely flushed out of your body.
Apart from food debris, dentures and orthodontic appliances that are not cleaned properly can also cause unpleasant smelling breath. Smoking or consuming tobacco products of any kind can not only leave a smell in your mouth, but it can also affect your ability to taste your food.
Routine dental visits are essential to maintaining a healthy mouth. Good oral hygiene practices can go a long way in fighting off bad breath. Here are more bad breath care tips to keep your confidence level up all day:
Most importantly, make sure to see your dentist regularly. Your dental team can help remove any food debris on your mouth that brushing, flossing, and daily rinsing won’t be able to.
With some lifestyle changes and cooperation with dental professionals, you won’t have to live with unpleasant breath.