What causes bad breath?
There are several reasons you can have bad breath. Today we will discuss 4.
The food you eat – The food we eat directly affects our breath, think garlic or onions. If you floss daily this helps remove small particles of food that may be left behind when brushing, thus causing bacteria to grow. When bacteria grows it can cause bad breath.
Gum Disease – If you have persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth, this could be a warning of gum disease.
Dry Mouth – Saliva helps in cleaning away food in your mouth. When you don’t have enough saliva foods particles are left behind, again causing bacteria to grow.
Medical Conditions – Did you know that certain diseases such as, bronchitis, diabetes, sinus infections or kidney diseases can affect your breath?
Talk to your dentist today to find out how you can help reduces bad breath.