Bad breath or halitosis is caused when the food particles, blood, and bacteria in your mouth get trapped in between your teeth or on the tongue. The odor comes from the waste products of the bacteria. Causes of bad breath can be dental problems, gum disease, dry mouth, stomach problems, dry mouth, certain foods, smoking, and tobacco use. Here are a few tips to eliminate bad breath.
Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day and floss at least once. This will rid your mouth of food particles that can cause bad breath. Also, be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent gum irritation. Ask your dentist if you need a special type of toothbrush for sensitive teeth or a tongue cleaner to remove bacteria and food debris from your tongue.
It's easy to forget about flossing if you've just gotten a new electric toothbrush that scrubs away plaque while you brush. However, it's still important to use floss to remove food debris and plaque from between teeth that your toothbrush can't reach. This helps to prevent cavities and keep your gums healthy.
If you're already using an electric toothbrush, consider investing in a water flosser to add an extra level of cleanliness to your oral care routine. Water flossers use pressurized water to clean around teeth and gums, removing bacteria and debris from your gum line and in between teeth. They're especially useful for people who have braces since it can be difficult to clean the area between each tooth and the brace with a regular toothbrush.
The tongue is a breeding ground for bacteria, so it's important to brush it if you use traditional oral hygiene methods. Bacteria on the tongue contributes to bad breath, which is why brushing it can help combat this problem.
It is important to clean removable dental appliances because they harbor bacteria in the hard-to-reach places of the appliance and can cause bad breath. Some patients will soak their dentures daily in a cleaning solution, while others will only use a brush or cleansing tablet. Read your cleaning product's instructions to make sure you are using it properly, and never use boiling water to clean metal or plastic dental appliances because it could cause them to warp.
Saliva is very important for the health of your mouth and body because it helps neutralize acids in your mouth. If the mouth is too dry, it can increase the concentration of acid in the mouth and lead to tooth decay and other oral health problems. It can also affect your overall health because saliva helps digest food and cleanse the mouth. Drinking plenty of water can help keep the mouth lubricated and prevent dry mouth. You may also chew sugar-free gum to stimulate the production of saliva. In addition to getting sufficient water intake, eating a healthy and balanced diet can help promote good oral health. This includes limiting your consumption of sugary foods and drinks. By doing so, you can prevent plaque buildup, which can result in cavities.
At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we strive to provide our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at 778.438.2084. or visit us at 11960 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8.