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Are you constantly embarrassed by your stinky, odorous breath? If so, we have some suggestions for you! There are many things that could be causing your bad breath, but there are also many solutions that can help you have the fresh, pristine breath you desire. The following list includes the treatments you can try to finally abolish your bad breath. If these treatments don’t work for you, please call our office today. Our team will be thrilled to meet with you and help you identify the cause as well as provide treatment for your oral odor.

Poor oral hygiene
If you have poor oral hygiene, your oral cavity could be decaying right at this moment, which will definitely cause bad breath. Cavities and dirty mouths are very common causes of bad breath. So, please make sure to brush your teeth every morning and every night with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Please also remember to floss your teeth at least once a day and rinse your mouth with fluoride, bacteria-killing, or anti-gingivitis mouthwash daily.

Yes, this is an obvious reason to have bad breath, but do you know why? Well, when you eat food, it gets digested and absorbed into the blood stream. Then, the blood stream takes the particles into the lungs where it fills the space with odor. Now, every time you exhale, the food smell carries out with your breath. So, to avoid this occurrence, try to avoid highly odorous foods, like onions, fish, and garlic. To help temporarily solve the problem, you can brush your teeth, rinse your mouth with mouthwash, and chew minty, sugar-free gum.

Gum disease
Bad breath is a common symptom of gum disease, and it is very important to treat the condition as soon as possible. Gum disease forms when the plaque on your teeth never gets removed and it begins to irritate your gums. Eventually, if left untreated, it will result in many lost teeth. The only treatment to cure this disease is found at the dental office and it generally involves professional dental cleanings and scaling and root planing techniques.

Tobacco habits
If you smoke or chew tobacco, you are very likely to suffer from bad breath. The only way to freshen your breath and eliminate the odor is to quit using tobacco products. If you would like help or advice on kicking the smoking or chewing habit, we encourage you to talk to your dentist.

Dry mouth
Yes, your dry mouth can definitely be the cause of your bad breath, and there are many things you can do to fix it. If you drink a lot of water, rinse your mouth with mouthwash, suck on candy throughout the day, and chew on sugar-free gum, your mouth will be moistened, which should help with your bad breath.