Having bad breath can be embarrassing, especially if you are constantly around people throughout the day. Sometimes bad breath is just temporary because of a minor illness or something you ate that day, but other times it could be more serious. Most of the time, good preventative dental care habits will prevent putrid breath. Here are some of the main causes why you may have particularly continuous bad breath.
- Eating Food With Strong Odor
Garlic and onions are two of the main foods that cause bad breath. If you eat these foods on a daily basis, it may always seem like you have bad breath. Even dental preventative care habits like brushing or flossing after eating won’t get rid of it until the food passes through your body completely. If you constantly eat these foods, you may just have to deal with the smell.
- Poor Dental Habits
Not brushing or flossing daily could leave food particles between your teeth. After a while, bacteria will start to grow inside your mouth and can cause bad breath. Bacteria can grow in dentures as well, so it’s important to have good dental habits whether you have natural teeth or dentures.
- Gum Disease
If you have good dental habits and don’t eat foods with strong odor very much, but still have bad breath, it could be a sign of a larger issue. Gum disease is one of those issues, as it’s caused the buildup of plaque on your teeth. If it gets to this point, you need to see your preventative dentistry professional as soon as possible so your gums and teeth don’t receive further damage.
Many times, bad breath can be eliminated just by brushing or swishing mouthwash. If you continue to have bad breath no matter what you try, give us a call as soon as possible.