Hello 2018, Goodbye Bad Breath!

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Happy January!

When you see your breath in the cold winter air… can you smell it, too?

The majority of us have suffered from embarrassing mouth odor from time to time, and for some, it’s a daily problem that holds them back (literally). But fortunately, once a patient discovers the cause or causes of his or her halitosis problem, they can successfully put an end to the condition.

Here are some of the causes of halitosis:

1. Poor oral hygiene

An insufficient oral care routine causes problems like gum disease and plaque/ tartar build-up. This will lead to bad breath, no problem! Our Burlington dentist says that people should be brushing twice a day for two minutes at a time, as well as flossing once a day. A proper oral care routine will protect your teeth and gums while ensuring fresh breath.

2. Dry mouth

Without a healthy amount of saliva in the mouth, this creates an ideal surrounding for bacteria to prosper and contribute to bad mouth odor. Smoking and other health conditions or medications are dry mouth culprits. Dry mouth can often be controlled by chewing sugarless gum or drinking plenty of water to combat dryness.

3. Tobacco use/ smoking

Smoking or chewing tobacco causes bad mouth odor, particularly by creating a dry oral environment in which stinky bacteria feel welcome. Quitting your affair with tobacco will help to take care of your halitosis problem and will ensure your oral health in many other ways, as well.

4. Certain types of foods

If you enjoy an onion-decked Greek salad or a prefer your dishes to be extra garlic-y, you may have noticed that these kinds of foods will definitely give you smelly breath. Bad breath caused by certain foods can easily be avoided or temporarily masked with a breath mint.

Still suffering from smelly breath?...

If your bad breath is persisting despite your efforts, you should make an appointment with your dentist to see if there’s an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. Our friendly dentist will be able to examine your mouth and ask you some questions to determine what’s been causing your mouth odor problem. Once we find the cause of your bad breath, we’ll be able to treat it effectively. Sometimes, all a patient needs is a deep cleaning along with their check-up at the dentist’s offices.

Take control of your halitosis today!