Bad breath is a dreaded problem but it is common in many individuals who don’t practice good oral health habits or who eat and drink certain foods. A dentist can treat the cause of bad breath and he can also give you recommendations for future care, treatment and prevention. If this problem is related to a dental issue, like gum problems, the dentist will be able to treat the disease and help you get rid of bad breath.
Bad breath: what causes it?
Bad breath is caused by bacteria that forms between your teeth, on your tongue and mouth. This can be promoted and caused by a number of factors starting with what you ear and ending with how well you take care of your teeth and general oral hygiene. Bad breath can be caused by:
- smoking or chewing tobacco;
- drinking coffee and alcohol;
- eating foods with strong odor (garlic, onion, curry);
- foods high in protein like meat, fish, egg, diary;
- acidic foods;
- sugary foods
- unclean dentures (if using any).
can help you understand the importance of brushing and flossing regularly and scheduling at least two appointments at a dental clinic
per year. It is also important to use a type of toothpaste
that is adequate to your oral health needs. Also, you can complete your daily oral hygiene
by using an antiseptic mouthwash: a very good solution when battling bad breath.
Treatment for bad breath
A dentist will be able to examine you and determine the cause of the bad breath. This can be cause by your habits but is can also be caused by an existing problem in the mouth. If the dentist cannot determine a problem he or she can advise you to see a general physician who will be able to determine if the cause for bead breath does not have dental origin.
Our dentists in Bucharest
are able to help you with the adequate dental treatment if the source for your bead breath is of a dental nature. One dental problem that can cause this is gum disease – in all of its stages, especially chronic gum disease.