What Does Your Breath Smell Like?

by on February 20, 2012
Posted in Oral Hygiene

How many times has your friend asked if you forgot to brush your teeth that morning? No doubt, bad breath is an embarrassing problem, which most of us experience at some point in our lives. Whether it’s the beef steak you had last night or an oral problem as serious as periodontitis,    experiencing halitosis, a condition that is more commonly known as bad breath, can literally make or break your day.

If you aren’t sure whether your problem is serious enough to be considered as halitosis, it is important to look for signs of the condition or talk to your dentist to get an idea. Mouth odors typically vary based on the source of the bad breath. As it can be really tricky to rate one’s own breath, you may worry unnecessarily about your breath even if there’s little or no odor. But that doesn’t mean you’re least likely to have bad breath. And this is why, it is always best to ask a close friend or family member to give their honest opinion regarding the matter.

Once you’ve realized that you have bad breath, it is important to take the necessary measures to combat this problem. The first thing that most of us do is rushing toward the supermarket and buying loads of mint-flavored gums, mouthwashes and mouth-fresheners. But, you’ll have to understand that these products only offer a temporary solution to your problem. What matters more are changes in your lifestyle that help ensure proper oral hygiene. Consulting your dentist at Worthing Dental Centre is equally important to discover the cause of bad breath in order to find a permanent solution.