Have you noticed people running in the opposite direction once you open your mouth to start to speak? Are friends or co-workers offering you gum and mints more than usual? Sorry to break it to you, but if you answered yes to any of these questions…bad breath may be the problem.
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, often results from poor dental habits, but can also be sign of other health problems. Bad breath can be made worse by the types of foods you eat, as well as other unhealthy lifestyle habits. One of the most common reason people have bad breath is because of decaying food particles and bacteria growth in the mouth. This is usually caused from not brushing or flossing your teeth daily. The food particles can remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth on the tongue, in between teeth and around the gums.
There are plenty of things that can cause bad breath. Smoking and chewing tobacco, gum disease, cavities, also illnesses such as diabetes, sinus infections and acid reflux. If you’re experiencing chronic bad breath after your cleansing attempts, you may have a bigger health issue and should make an appointment with your dentist.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to avoid bad breath. Keeping up with your oral hygiene can go a long way to prevent halitosis. Brushing teeth, rinsing mouth and flossing at least once a day, can remove food particles and bacteria that are the main causes of bad breath.
If you would like more information regarding proper oral hygiene, contact Berry Hill Dentistry at 516-921-1717 today. Or visit our website at www.berryhilldentistrypc.com for additional information.
Berry Hill Dentistry proudly serves Syosset, NY and all surrounding areas.