Nobody wants someone to point out they have bad breath. Whenever we eat, food particles and debris often get trapped in between teeth and along the gum line. Brushing your teeth and flossing helps take care of this. Minding what types of food you eat is another way that your breath can begin to cause your breathe to have a foul odor. In rare cases, bad breath can also be a symptom of a serious illness like liver failure, kidney disease, or even diabetes. Thankfully, there are ways to help prevent you from getting a bad case of dragon breath:
Proper oral hygiene. Regularly brushing and flossing your teeth should remove and take care of all the food and bacteria trapped in between your teeth and gum line.
Including your cheeks and tongue. May sound strange but, your cheeks and tongue can also host bacteria and be the cause of your bad breath. Always use the tongue scraper on your toothbrush to clean them whenever you brush your teeth.
Drink water. Without saliva, your mouth is unable to clean itself and wash away food particles, which causes bad breath. You can help prevent this by stimulating saliva production throughout the day by keeping yourself hydrated.
Be mindful of what you eat. Garlic, onions, and alcohol are just a few of the many types of food that causes bad breath. High protein and low carb diets have also been known to cause bad breath.
Visit your dentist. Visiting your dentist regularly will not only helps keep your mouth clean and healthy, but it also helps you stay on top of any oral complications you might have.
To learn more about bad breath, call Dr. David Musarra at Dental Associates of Hoboken at 201-795-2111. Also visit the website at www.hobokenpediatricdentistry.com.
Dr. David Musarra proudly accepts patients from Hoboken and all surrounding areas.