Often times, bad breath can be the source of embarrassment and low self-esteem. It is possible for anyone to fall victim to bad breath, but it is also easily avoidable if a few simple steps are taken.
The first step to avoiding bad breath is knowing what causes it. Anything that is eaten is then broken down in the mouth and absorbed into the bloodstream as food is digested. From the bloodstream, food is then carried to the lungs, and as a result the odor can be given off when you breathe.
The second step in avoiding bad breath involves daily teeth brushing and flossing. Bacteria living between the teeth, on the tongue, and in the gums can all be the source of bad breath. Brushing and flossing will help combat these problems by getting rid of any small debris left in the mouth.
The next step in this process involves the use of antibacterial mouth washes. Antibacterial Mouthwashes will help to kill bacteria living in the mouth while also eliminating any unpleasant odors. Another important step that can be taken is avoiding foods with strong odors, (onions, garlic, etc.). Avoiding these types of foods will make you less susceptible to experiencing bad breath.
If all of these steps are taken and you are still unable to resolve the problem, you may be experiencing a more serious medical problem, and in that case you should contact a healthcare professional.
Here at Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville, we offer our clients routine dental cleaning done by high-level professionals. If you are already experiencing bad breath, or would like to take some preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 610-489-5555.