Do You Ignore Bad Breath?
There are many who suffer from occasional bout of halitosis or bad breath, and this is not uncommon among those who consume foods that have strong odour like garlic and onion. Here you can do nothing much to get rid of the odour than to wait until the food has been completed digested, and the bloodstream absorbs it. After this, the food odours reach the lungs and are exhaled in your breath. People usually clean their teeth or mouthwash or mouth rinse - this is but a temporary solution to the problem.
Bad Breath can be serious!
Persistent bad breath, without doubt, is something to watch out for. The first logical step is to show yourself to a local dentist as soon as you can to find out the root cause of the problem. The most common reason for halitosis is poor dental and oral hygiene. If you don’t brush properly, then it is likely that food debris can get trapped in between your teeth, and around the dentures and braces.
If you feel a nasty taste as well as foul breath in your mouth, you may be suffering from gum diseases as a result of poor mouth hygiene. If you fail to brush properly the teeth can build up plaque, over time, containing bacteria, which, in turn, produces toxins. These toxins can make an onslaught on your gums leading to infection and inflammation. The result of lack of prompt and proper treatment is gum diseases detetoriating your jaw bone, further causing tooth loss.
Other reasons for bad breath can be untreated tooth decay or yeast infection. When individuals with dry mouth are unable to secrete or produce sufficient saliva, a condition known as xerostomia occurs when they are put at increased risk of dental problems, as for a fresh and clean mouth production of saliva is really necessary. The excess food particles and worn-out skin cells are washed away by saliva. Certain medications and their side-effects can cause bad breath. If an individual is afflicted by certain diseases like diabetes, respiratory infections, acid reflux or liver or kidney problems, to name a few, this may also lead to bad breath.
So, what next?
If you’re suffering from persistent bad breath, our dentists can make an initial diagnosis of your mouth to find out the cause, be it gum disease or tooth decay, and recommend appropriate treatment options to instantly restore fresh breath. If what you require is oral hygiene, then we would rather you go for professional teeth cleaning method, in addition to helping you craft your own oral care plan at home. Dental education can help a great deal to get rid of bad breath and foul taste in the mouth. Don’t feel insecure and offensive with bad breath; talk to us today.