Bad Breath Causes & Solutions

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Many people suffer from dragon breath from time to time. Bad breath can be embarrassing and unpleasant. Did you know that there are certain things that can cause bad breath and that there are ways to keep bad breath at bay?

Causes of bad breath include:

– Dry mouth
– Gum disease
– Some foods
– Smoking or using tobacco products
– Bacteria and plaque in the mouth
– Issues with the body, like sinus infection, liver disease, or diabetes

There are a variety of methods to reach a mouth that feels fresh and clean.

Brush and floss more often.
The buildup on your teeth, which is called plaque, collects the bacteria that causes bad breath. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. If you want fresher breath, do both more often.

Brush or scrape your tongue.
Clean your tongue with a toothbrush or tongue scraper. Most bad breath bacteria gathers on the tongue.

Rinse out your mouth.
Mouthwash freshens the breath and adds protection by getting rid of bacteria. Make sure that you choose a mouthwash that kills the germs that cause bad breath. Swishing your mouth with water after meals can also help your breath, as it gets rid of food particles that get stuck in the teeth.

Remove and clean dental appliances.
For those with removable dentures, take them out at night and clean them before reinserting them in the morning.

Quit smoking.
Quit smoking. This will improve your breath and give you a better quality of life.

Avoid foods and beverages that cause bad breath.
The following foods and beverages cause bad breath:

– Onions
– Garlic
– Cheese
– Pastrami
– Certain spices
– Orange juice
– Soda
– Alcohol

Visit our office.
Visit [practice _name] regularly so our dentist can help you maintain and improve your dental health. Dr. [doctor _name] can detect and treat issues that may be causing bad breath. If issues in other areas of the mouth are causing the bad breath, we may recommend that you visit your primary doctor.

We welcome you to contact us at 281-328-3569 today to learn more about treatment for bad breath in Houston, Texas, and to schedule a visit.