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Bad Breath: What Could Be The Cause?

by on February 20, 2012
Posted in Oral Hygiene

No doubt, everyone has to experience the same level of embarrassment and anxiety because of bad breath but the cause of the problem is different for each victim.  So, what are the possible sources of bad breath?

 

Look at your plate, please!

Did you know that food is broken down in your mouth and it eventually leads to the development of foul odor? So the next time you’re eating your food, make sure to check for certain oils, garlic and onions in it as these foods are best known for their effect on your breath.

The dentist knows better

No doubt, improper practices of dental hygiene or experiencing periodontal disease can cause bad breath. Therefore, it is best to consult your dentist at Worthing Dental Centre to discover the actual cause of the problem.  Dentists know more about the underlying problems and can help overcome the problem by recommending the necessary lifestyle changes and treatment options.

If you aren’t flossing or brushing your teeth on a regular basis, you’re unknowingly encouraging bacteria to make your breath stink that badly. In some cases, the cause of the problem is a mouth, nose or throat condition, which only your dentist could tell.

Is it dry mouth?

Another cause of bad breath is dry mouth, which is a condition that reduces saliva production in your mouth.  As saliva plays an important role in cleansing your mouth, its absence will hinder the process of removing particles causing bad odors.

Do You Smoke?

Smoking is yet another contributor to bad breath as it tends to dry out your mouth while causing an unpleasant odor of its own.

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