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December 11, 2014
Category: Informational
Tags: Bad Breath  

Beating Bad Breath

 

Do you feel like you are constantly trying to cover up your bad breath? You’re not alone, one in four American have Halitosis. Caused by poor brushing and flossing, bits of food get stuck in teeth and gums, begin to decay and give off an unpleasant odor. The bacteria growing also allows for gum disease to form, another main cause of bad breath.

 

Bad breath has also been known to be caused by:

  • Consuming foods such as garlic, onions, cheese orange juice and diet soda.

  • Dry mouth

  • Chronic diseases

  • Respiratory, mouth, throat and nose conditions

  • Using tobacco products, especially smoking.

  • Malnutrition

How can you avoid bad breath? Try the following:

  • Brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day.

  • Gently brush your tongue to remove dead cells and stop bacteria growth.

  • Drink more water to keep your mouth refreshed and clean.

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables regularly.

  • Have dental exams and cleanings twice a year.

  • Clean dental wear, dentures, bridges or retainers, thoroughly once a day.

 

For more tips on beating bad breath, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Osmanski, contact us at 815-459-8650.   

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