If you have noticed people, backing away when you talk it could have something to do with your bad breath. You may brush, floss, use a mouthwash, and see your dentist, but there may be some habits, or other issues, that are making your breath less than pleasant.

Diet

Garlic, onions, coffee, certain types of sauces, such as curry and bolognaise, and other foods can cause chronic bad breath, especially if you make it a habit to enjoy on a daily basis. Choose your foods wisely, and if you must indulge, have an apple or a piece of fruit, and remember, garlic and onions will stay in your system for 72 hours after digestion.

Dry Mouth

Chronic dry mouth could be caused from medications. Over the counter drugs and prescriptions could be causing your dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to bad breath. Talk to your doctor if you believe your medication is causing your dry mouth. If you have any respiratory issues or suffer from allergies talk to your dentist about a mouth rinse.

Tobacco

No amount of breath mints will cure the rancid smell of tobacco from your breath. Chewing tobacco gets caught between your teeth causing a stench that will make others run for the hills. The same can be said for smoking. Even if you smoke flavored tobacco, your breath will still smell.

Your Tongue

According to your dentist, more than 90 percent of bad oral bacteria come from your tongue. Include regular tongue brushing in your daily routine along with twice daily brushing and flossing. Invest in a tongue scraper for fresher breath.

Gum Disease

Whether you like it or not, ignoring the floss could have dire consequences on your oral health. Floss before you brush and before you go to bed to get rid of food particles. Plaque is a sticky film that forms on your teeth and will eventually develop into impossible to remove tartar. If pockets develop between your teeth, you will have chronic halitosis.

Good oral hygiene starts with brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups. Call or click and schedule yours today. 

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