Unfortunately, you can brush your teeth and still suffer from bad breath. By understanding the most common causes of bad breath it allows you to focus on both the prevention and treatment and allow you to be confident of having fresh breath all day long.
Coffee and Cigarettes
Do you find that your breath smell worse or stale after your morning break? Coffee and cigarettes are well known sources of bad breath. As well as introducing an unpleasant odour to your mouth, cigarettes also encourage the growth of bad smelling bacteria into your mouth.
Bad breath may be caused by dental health issues, which is why regular visits to the dentist are important. For problems including gum disease, abscessed teeth cavities and poor oral hygiene bad breath is often the first symptom that you notice. By visiting your dentist regularly will give them the opportunity to address these problems before they develop into more serious issues.
Throat and Sinus Infections
A bad cold or sinusitis can also make your breath unpleasant. Certain virus can lead to infection in the throat or sinuses. This smell could originate from your throat but be mistaken for bad breath.
Foods that cause you to suffer from heartburn, could also cause bad breath. Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the contents of your stomach flow back up into your esophagus. This can cause smelly gas to come out of your mouth.
After eating food particles can become stuck between your teeth and gums which can lead to odours after eating. Chewing sugarless gum after eating can help to rid your mouth of particles and ensure you have fresh breath after meals.
If you have noticed that your breath is bad then make an appointment with the team at New Road Dental by simply calling the practice on 01527 872528 and book an appointment today.