Bad Breath: The Causes Involved

Are you tired of having bad breath? If so, our Thompson Dental team understands, which is why we are happy to help you!

Bad breath is inconvenient, uncomfortable, and embarrassing. It can make life awkward and troublesome. The first thing you can do to conquer your bad breath is identify the cause. There are many causes of bad breath, and those causes are:

Infected gums: If your gums are infected by gum disease, the most common symptom is chronic bad breath. So, make sure to thoroughly brush your teeth often with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss your smile regularly. It’s also best to visit your dentist, Dr. Thompson, for a professional dental cleaning.

Dirty teeth: It’s extremely common for your teeth to collect odorous debris, which can cause bad breath. So, make sure to clean your teeth at least twice a day and wash away those stinky substances.

A foul tongue: Your tongue can also harbor smelly bacteria, so it’s important to brush your tongue after you’ve brushed your teeth. To further improve your breath, you can rinse your mouth with mouthwash.

Skipping meals: Skipping meals can promote bad breath because the saliva produced while eating oftentimes washes away bacteria that cause bad breath.

Smoking: Smoking can cause smoke-smelling breath, obviously, but it can also promote cavities by killing the decay-fighting antibodies in saliva. Please avoid this habit altogether.

If you keep up on oral hygiene, visit your dentist, clean your tongue, eat every meal, and avoid smoking, you’ll be on your way to a fresh and pristine breath. To learn more about how to identify the causes of bad breath in Laguna Niguel, CA, please feel free to call our office today at 949-558-0111. We’re happy to help you!