Many individuals mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to poor brushing. The truth is that there are a myriad of causes for halitosis. The Addison Dentist can help you discover the cause of your trouble and discuss how to cure bad breath.
Taking a Look at Your Diet
Your diet dramatically influences your breath, because foods begin to be digested the second they enter your mouth, and because they are absorbed and distributed throughout the body. You’ll probably be able to smell strong-smelling foods like onions and garlic long after you’ve eaten them.
Therefore, using a mouthwash will only mask the smell. Constantly sucking on breath mints is also not a smart move. This may bring additional oral problems—especially if the mints have sugar. If you want real relief, you may need to avoid the strong foods altogether.
Additionally, many dieters find that their diet regimen is making it harder to keep their mouth fresh and clean. Low-carb and no-carb diets promote fat burning, but can cause chemicals that cause bad breath to release. Increasing water intake can help alleviate this.
Don’t Forget to Floss
Lastly, flossing regularly is often the key to truly fresh breath. Many men and women don’t realize how much food can be stuck between their teeth, and this food can cause halitosis if it isn’t removed. More importantly, the food particles turn into plaque which can cause cavities and gum disease.
At the Addison Dentist, our trusted practice provides general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to residents in the Dallas area. We are dedicated to premium oral health for all of our patients, and that includes fresh breath too. We also want them to love their smile, so if you have any questions about smile redesigns or other cosmetic dental services, give us a call at 469-998-2515, because everyone deserves to smile!
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