Chronic Bad Breath Is A Serious Problem

Let’s be honest, nobody likes a person with bad breath. Not only is bad breath embarrassing when interacting with others, but bad breath also affects how you view yourself. A healthy, fresh breath definitely improves one’s self esteem and confidence.

If you are suffering from bad breath, also known as Halitosis, or know someone who is also suffering from bad breath, there are some serious health problems that you could be developing – this article will help you diagnose the reasons and the possible cure to your Halitosis.

Causes Of Bad Breath

Certain Foods

Certain foods such as onion and garlic contain oils, which after mixing in your blood and entering into your lungs, produce peculiar odors every time you exhale. If your consumption of these certain foods is high, you should consider eating them less often.

Saliva Production

Bad breath occurs when your production of saliva in the mouth decreases. Since saliva is associated with killing bacteria, when there is less saliva the bacteria keeps building in the mouth and produces bad breath. One example of this is early morning breath, which occurs due to a dry mouth during the night. One way to keep your saliva productions high is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, mainly water, throughout the day.

Built-up Bacteria

Often you might have noticed that when you have a throat infection or a cold, your breath automatically turns into bad breath. Many dentists blame built-up bacteria, or mucus in the sinus or mouth as the cause of bad breath. The good thing is that this breath will go away as soon as you recover from the main problem i.e. cold or infection.

Serious Problems From Bad Breath

Gum disease, diabetes, kidney problems, and oral cancer are some diseases cloaked in chronic bad breath. Be sure to see your dentist regularly to screen for some of these diseases that may be hidden in your bad breath.

What Should A Person With Bad Breath Do?

Practice brushing and flossing on a regular basis. Correct dental hygiene can help keep you away from many diseases as well as bad breath
Along with your teeth, don’t forget to brush your tongue; but be gentle.
Gargle with an anti-bacterial mouthwash daily.
Eat healthy food, drink enough water and stay away from smoking
Above all, make dental checkups an integral part of your life. Your dentist is the best person to tell you what should you be eating/drinking and which habits you should quit to improve your oral health.

Call Advanced Dental Care of Austin if you are experiencing bad breath. (512) 331-1477

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