Top 3 Causes Of Bad Breath
Are you self-conscious when speaking closely to others? Do you take a step back because you are concerned about the smell of your breath? It isn’t uncommon for us all to experience bad breath from time to time. It is expected after a cup of coffee or a big meal full of onions and garlic. After a thorough brushing, most of us have fresh breath again; however, if you continuously deal with bad breath that is not caused by food or drink, you may have a problem with your oral health. Read on to learn what conditions you may be experiencing.
What Causes Bad Breath?
We all expect to deal with breath issues after eating and drinking certain foods. This is one of the reasons certain restaurants have mints to enjoy as you are leaving. The problem with bad breath arises when you experience it frequently. There are certain conditions and lifestyle choices that can negatively affect your breath. Bad breath can be caused by:
Lack of Oral Hygiene
If you are experiencing frequent bad breath we recommend evaluating the manner in which you clean your teeth. If you are not brushing thoroughly and using dental floss daily to remove lingering food and bacteria it can be causing your breath issues.
Smoking and Tobacco Products
Not only do smoking and tobacco products lead to overall health issues, but they can also cause issues with your breath and oral health. Because these products can also interfere with your sense of smell, at times it can be difficult to know how bad your breath is.
If tooth decay remains in your mouth untreated, it will continue to worsen and can lead to issues with bad breath. If we recommend a treatment for tooth decay, be sure to schedule your treatment as soon as possible.
If you are located in the Wellington, FL area and are experiencing bad breath, we suggest that you make an appointment as soon as possible to rule out any concerns mentioned above. We look forward to helping you improve your oral health.