Bad Breath

Bad Breath, Gum Diseases are common problems. At one time or another, everyone experiences bad breath. This can be a temporary problem which is caused by meal heavy with garlic, onions, or spices. Bad breath can be caused by periodontal disease, decay in teeth, decay under fillings or crowns, as well as the digestive system . Odour caused by any of these conditions is chronic and needs to be corrected by your dentist or physician.

Why Bad Breath?

Although there can be medical reasons that cause the breath odour, most of the time it results from leftover food on and around your teeth. The mouth is the perfect place for bacteria to grow and decompose. One can easily control Bad breath by removal of food debris and plaque. Your dentist can treat your bad breath by removal of calculus; replacement of broken fillings causing a food trap; restoration of decay; and/or eliminating gum disease. Plaque can also accumulate into the deep recesses on the top surface of your tongue, contributing to mouth odour.

How to Prevent Bad Breath?

Brushing teeth twice a day, tongue cleaning, and flossing correctly, once a day, are the best prevention and cure for bad breath. Not only will these procedures prevent periodontal disease and decay by removal of bacteria, but they will also remove all food debris. There are many brands of toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, tongue scrapers, and mouth-rinses do make claims to help prevent bad breath. No matter which product you use, be sure to thoroughly remove the bacterial plaque daily.

The key to preventing dental problems and preventing bad breath odour is to clean your teeth and tongue properly every day. The best way to learn how to clean your mouth is by visiting us. You can take good care of your mouth; it is just a matter of practicing the right-hand skills best suited to your unique oral conditions. Whether you have many fillings, crowns or bridges, removable partial or full dentures, implants, braces, or other appliances in your mouth, there is a method or tool that will work for you.

Floss. Make it a habit as brushing your teeth. At first, your gums might bleed as you dislodge chunks of food that have “stuck” to your teeth and gum for who knows how long. But take a second to smell the floss after you pass it through your teeth if you dare. You’ll see (or smell) where the bad breath is coming from.

Keep your mouth moisturized. A dry mouth is a stinky mouth. That’s why your breath is worse in the morning; your mouth produces less saliva as you sleep. Saliva is the enemy of bad breath because not only does it physically wash bacteria and food particles away, but it also has antiseptic and enzymes that kill bacteria.

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