Several factors can cause bad breath, which is more formally known as halitosis. Bad breath may be caused by factors such as:
Based on the cause of your bad breath, our dentists can help you find a solution.
Most patients that we see from across the world have very healthy teeth and gums. Bacteria in the gums is the most prevalent problem. Brushing your tongue can reduce some bad breath. Oral hygiene habits may also help. We can treat this condition in one or two visits. If you are healthy and suffer from bad breath, it may be caused by microbial deposits on the tongue. Simply brushing your tongue can reduce bad breath by as much as 70%. Another important way to prevent bad breath is to practice good oral hygiene. Be sure to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Be certain to visit us on a regular basis to make sure any conditions like tooth decay and periodontal disease are treated. Avoiding odorous foods like garlic and onions can help to keep your breath fresh, and quitting smoking or chewing tobacco can improve your breath as well.
To learn more about bad breath and how to prevent and treat it, call us today!