Have you ever experienced feeling anxious because you’re too close to someone and you know you have bad breath? If you have been in such a situation, then I’m sure you are desperate to know how to solve your bad breath problem.
Here’s an important thing to remember: bad breath is caused by many things, so the best way to go about solving your problem is doing the process of elimination. So you might be wondering what that means and how it’s done. So here it goes:
Bad breath has many causes. The most common cause is poor dental hygiene. Let’s begin by asking the following questions:
Question # 1: How often do you brush your teeth each day? Ideally, brushing of teeth should be done twice a day – upon waking up in the morning and before going to bed at night.
Question #2: Do you floss? You should! Flossing at least once a day removes food particles stuck in between the teeth. These food particles, when left in the mouth and in between the teeth, become a good breeding ground for bacteria. The bacteria then causes the foul smell in the mouth – decaying food also does that. Floss to remove plaque, something that no amount of brushing your teeth will remove.
Question # 3: Do you brush your tongue? The tongue is another breeding ground for bacteria. If you don’t like brushing your tongue because it causes you to choke, then you can use a tongue scraper. The tongue scraper will remove the white coating in your tongue which actually has a very unpleasant smell, again because of the bacteria.
Question #4: Do you drink enough water? Here’s a fact that probably not so many understand or know – dry mouth is another can cause bad breath, and dry mouth can be caused by two most common things: dehydration and breathing through the mouth. To ensure proper mouth hydration, it is important to drink lots of water. Avoid as much as possible sweet beverages as they are not only unhealthy, they also feed the bacteria in the mouth.
Question #5: Do you have tooth decay? Well most people know this, but then the fear of getting the tooth or teeth extracted because of fear of pain can make someone delay the process. This in effect causes the teeth to become more damaged, hence the bad breath. Any decay in the teeth can invite the bacteria to grow and breed in the mouth. Bacteria grow in the pockets where there is gum disease or tooth decay.
What if you practice good dental hygiene and you drink plenty of water, and yet you have bad breath? Then the cause can be something else. If this is the case, it is best that you visit a doctor for further evaluation. The bad breath may be caused by something else.
Siena Lombardi is a senior content writer for AccessRx.com, an established U.S. online pharmacy where consumers can purchase medications online. Visit anytime AcessRx.com’s YouTube page to learn important information on buying medications online.