How To Avoid Bacteria That Causes Bad Breath

Posted on: June 15, 2018

Bad BreathLooking for the best solution to your bad breath issues? While it may be tempting to cover up your not so fresh breath problems with breath mints, this is only a temporary fix. Breath mints and other products only hide the smell. Instead, what you need to do is to find out the reason why you have unappealing breath. Once you find the source of the problem, you can seek out an effective treatment to remedy the bad breath. Having breath that is not as fresh as it could be can often be embarrassing, even though it is a common oral condition.

Ready to find out the source of your bad breath? Finding out the source is the only way to once and for all eliminate this annoying and potentially harmful oral problem.

What causes bad breath aka halitosis?

Bad breath is the result of bacteria in the mouth. The main reason why someone would have bacteria in their mouth is that they are not practicing good oral hygiene. While the main reason someone has bad breath can relate to their lack of good oral hygiene, bad breath can also result from a medical condition. These medical conditions include but are not limited to two diabetes, liver disease and respiratory tract infections.

Other medical conditions like acid reflux and post nasal drip can also cause chronic bad breath, making it a good idea to get a professional opinion.

How to avoid bacteria that causes bad breath

The following ways are some of the best ways someone can avoid the bacteria that leads to a halitosis diagnosis:

  • Practice good oral hygiene, which includes brushing and flossing ones teeth at least twice a day
  • Chew sugar less gum often
  • Choose foods carefully as they can enter the bloodstream, directly affecting the smell of one’s breath
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Do not drink a lot of coffee
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not drink a lot of alcohol
  • Use bacteria fighting mouth washes

We can help

Whether you have had a case of bad breath for a short amount of time or have been living with halitosis for years, it truly is necessary for you to find a solution to this common dental problem. Since there are quite a few reasons why your breath is not as fresh as it should be it is important that you find out your reason so you know how to correct the problem.

We care about you and your oral health issues and understand how having bad breath can really get in the way of your being able to live a productive life. That is why we invite you to contact us now with your symptoms, so we can guide you to the next best step. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.

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