Bad Breath Treatment & Prevention

Bad Breath TreatmentBad breath, also known as halitosis, is an unpleasant but common oral health concern. When food and debris are not removed by daily brushing and flossing, the ideal environment for the colonization of bacteria is created. Brushing and flossing is crucial in fighting the unpleasant attributes of bad breath. You should brush and floss at least twice a day to prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria. Using an antiseptic mouthwash and cleaning your tongue with each brushing to prevent unpleasant odor.

Expert tips for freshening up your breath

Causes of Bad Breath

  • Poor or inconsistent oral hygiene
  • Mouth appliances such as braces, dentures, retainers etc. that aren't properly cleaned
  • Smoking
  • Diet- What we consume on a daily basis can contribute to bad breath such as certain spices, meats, cabbage, coffee etc. Foods that are high in protein can become lodged in between teeth causing halitosis if not brushed and flossed away.
  • Vitamins and Medications- Certain medical substances can inhibit the flow of saliva within the mouth causing bad breath
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Allergies

Bad Breath Treatment and Prevention

The best way to ward off bad breath symptoms is to simply practice proper oral hygiene consistently. If the problem persists, notify your dentist, as bad breath may be an indication of a more severe problem such as gingivitis or gum disease. Your dentist may decide to provide your with a medicated mouthwash.  Contact Polar Dental today to take control of bad breath and eliminate it from your life.