Millions of people across the US suffer from bad breath. For these people, it is a constant worry of being embarrassed if they get too close to someone during conversation or everyday activity. However, if you are someone who suffers from bad breath, don't worry—you aren't alone. By identifying what causes bad breath, you can help to eliminate it.
What causes bad breath?
More likely than not, if you suffer from bad breath, it is a result of neglecting your oral hygiene. If you aren't brushing and flossing as recommended, chances are that you will develop bad breath. Bad breath comes as a result of leftover food particles in your mouth along with germs and bacteria.
Even if you are brushing and flossing as recommended, you still need to maintain routine dental check-ups. Receiving check-ups and cleanings will give the dental office an opportunity to remove plaque and tartar that are unable to be removed by brushing and flossing.
If you do not take proper care of your teeth and receive dental check-ups, you may develop gum disease. Unfortunately, one major side effect of gum disease is bad breath, also known as halitosis.
Finally, Dr. Florian recommends brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth and gums. Brushing your tongue will break up colonies of bacteria that are a major source of bad breath. Utilizing a tongue scraper might be your best option for cleaning your tongue.
To learn more about halitosis, be sure to visit our page for a full look at causes and treatment.
Do you suffer from bad breath?
Dr. Florian in North Royalton is always welcoming new patients and would love to see you. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Florian, click here. Dr. Florian and his team will give you a professional cleaning and can identify any causes of bad breath.