No one would like to hear or admit that they have bad breath. But it is one of the most common health issues. It also affect our daily life, our work life and most importantly our romantic life 🙂 There are several reasons to have bad breath and it is easy to avoid most of the time.
Bad breath which is medically called as Halitosis is a health issue and one of the most common causes is poor oral hygiene. It may also be a result of other dental related issues like gum diseases, cavities or poorly fitted dental appliances or non dental related illnesses or diseases like diabetes, sinus infections, acid reflux.
If you don’t brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis, food leftovers may cause a bacterial growth between your teeth, gum and tongue bad breath may occur.
We all know garlic and onion is good for our immune system and overall health. Because of their strong odour, they may cause bad breath. But it would be temporary till you digest the food and remove from your system entirely. Smoking and tobacco products also cause bad breath and as the time passes they also cause gum diseases which may result loosing healthy teeth.
How to Prevent Bad Breath
In order to prevent bad breath you should brush your teeth with an appropriate tooth brush and tooth paste for your teeth and gum. Also remember that brushing too much or too hard may also cost you losing a healthy teeth and may cause gum receding issues. Antibacterial mouthwashes also may help removing bacteria in your mouth.
You should be also be careful about your diet. If your it is a temporary issue it is probably because of your diet. You may use mouth washes, mint, gums to cover your breath.
Don’t miss your dental appointments and try to see your dentist at least once in six months. Your dentist is aware of your oral hygiene and he will help you to avoid any dental problems may cause bad breath and if the reason is not related your dental issues he will offer you to go a physician.
You can drink lots of water which also help you to keep your mouth moist. You can also chew gum preferably sugarless mint which will increase the reproduction of your saliva. Your saliva is crucial for getting away from food leftover between your teeth and bacteria.