Whew! Ever found yourself in need of a mint, some gum, or some mouth wash because of breath that could peel the paint off the walls? You’re not alone! An estimated 50% of the United States population suffers from bad breath. There are several factors that can affect breath and cause it to be less than pleasant, and no, it’s not just onions!
Diet, medications, tobacco products, dry mouth, bacteria, and decay can all cause your breath to go sour. Luckily, there are ways of treating bad breath.
For tobacco users, the best solution would be to discontinue use of the tobacco. Not only does it induce horrific breath, but it’s terrible for your overall health and the health of those around you.
Seeing one of our Gulfside Dental doctors can help with bacteria and decay-caused halitosis (chronic bad breath). They can assist you in getting your teeth and mouth cleaned and can perform any treatment needed, all with terrific pricing!
As far as dry mouth and medications giving you problems, this can typically be fixed with another prescribed medication from your doctor.
If your diet is the culprit, then laying off of certain foods can help minimize the after-effects. Foods like onions and garlic and spices tend to linger. Brushing, flossing, and using mouth wash after eating can help the smell as well.
If your occasional or chronic bad breath is making you self-conscious or concerned, it’s always best to come see us at Gulfside Dental. You won’t regret it, and your breath will thank you!