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What Triggers Your Bad Breath?
Oral Hygiene | Oct 18, 2018

If you have bad breath, then it might be due to a dental problem. Many people experience a bad taste in their mouth or the people around them noticed that they have bad breath due to some of the dental conditions out there. One of those is periodontology disease, otherwise known as gum disease, which is caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth and this allows the formation of bacteria and toxins that can have a major impact on the road, but also cause bad breath and a bad taste a lot sooner.

What Triggers Your Bad Breath?

Halitosis

Halitosis is another common condition that causes bad breath. However, the most common cause of bad breath is poor dental hygiene altogether. If you do not brush her teeth and floss regularly, then you are going to miss little bits of food that can become rotted and start to stink inside your mouth. Remember, the temperature inside your mouth is nearly 100 degrees. That means that if you have food lodged in between your teeth that is not removed by regular brushing or you do not brush your teeth to remove that food, you’re going to notice the food rotting smell in the form of bad breath quite soon.

Floss

Your dentist recommends that you brush at least twice per day and that you floss at least once per day. This is good advice because while bad breath can be caused by other more serious conditions, it is almost always caused by poor dental hygiene in some form or another. Solving this problem first makes perfect sense because if you do not solve your bad breath by brushing more often or starting to floss, then you can look at more serious medical problems such as gastrointestinal conditions that cause bad breath.

Regency Family Dentistry Omaha

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums.  Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly.  Good oral health is important to your overall well-being. Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop.

In between regular visits to the dentist at Regency Dental in Omaha, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems.  These include:

  • Brush thoroughly twice a day and floss daily
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit snacks between meals
  • Use dental products which contain fluoride, including toothpaste
  • Rinse with a fluoride mouth rinse if advised to do so
  • Make sure children under 12 drink fluoridated water or take a fluoride supplement if they live in a non-fluoridated area
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months

The following are indications of good oral hygiene:

  • Your teeth are clean and free of debris
  • Gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss
  • Bad breath is not a constant problem

Please contact us for any questions.