PERSISTENT DRY MOUTH
As you learned above, bacteria create odors in the mouth! Its best defense? Your saliva! If your mouth isn’t consistently producing the proper saliva amount, bacteria will grow, and your breath will suffer. This is why ‘morning breath’ exists – your mouth naturally creates less saliva as you sleep. However, chronic dry mouth throughout the day should raise concern.
You may not be drinking enough water (be sure to get 2.7L a day if you’re a woman and 3.7L if you’re a man). If you are getting enough water in a day, something more serious could be going on. Visit your dentist or doctor ASAP if you frequently experience a dry mouth.
SMOKING & CHEWING TOBACCO
Tobacco is not only bad for your overall health but your oral health too. Smoking and chewing tobacco makes you more vulnerable to tooth decay, gum disease, and infection, and, therefore, halitosis. Plus, that smoky smell is never pleasant! Improve your wellbeing and quit smoking – ask your primary doctor how.
If your bad breath persists even after following the above, you may have an underlying disease or condition. Gastrointestinal disease, tonsillitis, kidney disease, respiratory infections, and other systemic conditions can cause bad breath. To ensure everything is okay, meet with your primary doctor to determine the cause of your bad breath!
Certain foods release odor-causing chemicals. Here are some you should avoid for your freshest breath ever:
Garlic and onions are especially detrimental to your breath because they are absorbed through your bloodstream. In other words, their effects cannot be eliminated with brushing, mouthwash, or mints – only time.
HOW TO TREAT BAD BREATH
Ora Dental in Scarborough is here to help you eliminate bad breath! Deep cleaning can do miracles for your breath. And the better you keep up with your twice-yearly visits, the better your oral health will be. This means less plaque buildup, less tartar, and fresher breath. Schedule your appointment today to get rid of bad breath and learn more of our tips and tricks of keeping it away.