Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and we’re here to remind you to give your oral hygiene a little extra love! If you have bad breath or halitosis, you are not alone. We understand that bad breath can become a barrier and create difficulties in your personal and professional lives. Here is what you should know.
Why Do I Have Bad Breath?
Persistent bad breath, or halitosis, can be an indicator of a more serious health issue. The mouth is home to numerous species of bacteria, some of which cause disease. If you don’t brush and floss regularly, trapped food particles start to decay in your mouth, producing an unpleasant odor. Additionally, as plaque builds up on your teeth, the bacteria can lead to irritation and even an infection.
How To Treat Bad Breath
Maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine is the first step to treating your bad breath or halitosis because it can be difficult to assess the reasons behind the condition. According to Mayo Clinic, “bad breath odors vary, depending on the source or the underlying cause.” So, what is an effective oral hygiene routine?
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Bad Breath Factors
If you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine and still experience bad breath, here are other factors that can produce harmful bacteria that causes bad breath :
- Dry mouth : This can be caused by dehydration, certain medications, and health conditions.
- Tobacco and alcohol intake : This can cause a decrease in saliva production in the mouth, creating an environment for odor causing bacteria.
- Poor dental hygiene : If you are not brushing, flossing and rinsing regularly your mouth can form plaque and bacteria pockets between your teeth and gums causing periodontitis, which if untreated, can lead to other underlying health conditions.
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