We all know what it is like to have bad breath once in awhile. Most people experience it when they first wake up or after eating meals with pungent ingredients like onions, garlic, or drinking coffee. However, if you find yourself experiencing bad breath persistently, you could be suffering from halitosis.
If you have bad breath, also known as halitosis, there could be many different causes. The good news is there are things you can do to overcome your halitosis. Flossing is an essential key to reducing bacteria in your mouth that hides in the hard-to-reach places of your smile. Flossing can also help prevent cavities which can lead to gum disease.
Gum disease can cause persistent bad breath. In many cases, this is the most common cause of halitosis, which would require you to come in for a dental visit to your dentist, Dr. Jason Roe. Gum disease can be treated and reversed thanks to the help of your dentist.
Tongue scrapers are another useful tool to ridding bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria can hide in your tongue, which is giving you stubborn bad breath. Other causes could include smoking, medications, dry mouth, and even conditions like infections or acid reflux. Make sure you talk to your dentist about any health conditions you are experiencing, so we can pinpoint the triggers causing your bad breath problem.
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