Sometimes we have bad breath and do not realize it. It is possible to have halitosis and be completely unaware of it, even though those around you are more than aware. If you are wondering how to take care of bad breath, continue reading this article!
Many people who suffer bad breath do not even know it. An estimated one in four people have bad breath. About 60 million people in the United States suffer chronic halitosis. To eliminate bad breath, you need to know what causes it so it can be addressed.
How To Take Care Of Bad Breath
Below is a list of factors such as foods, medical and dental conditions that can be the cause of your bad breath.
Foods That We Eat: Garlic, onions, tuna, etc. If your bad breath is food-related, change your diet and see if that eliminates the problem.
Alcohol And Tobacco Lead To Bad Breath: Odor causing bacteria on your tongue. Brush your tongue every time you brush and floss your teeth to try and get rid of your bad breath.
Other Factors That Lead To Bad Breath Include:
• Food build-up and plaque on your dentures and partials
• Dry mouth
• Poor oral hygiene
• Periodontal disease
• Throat or sinus infections
• Systemic diseases like diabetes, liver or kidney failure, gastrointestinal conditions
If you know you have bad breath or if a friend or family member has told you, do not put off contacting a dentist. Seeing a dentist for a dental examination can help uncover the cause of your halitosis.
Whether you have a regular dentist or whether it has been a long time since you have had a dental check-up, do not let the fear of the dentist cause you to neglect your dental health. Give our office a call today at (480) 448-0770. Our office has experience working with patients with dental phobia.