How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath?

“Don’t rush when you brush.”

You might think that bad breath, or halitosis, comes mostly from eating foods like garlic and onions. You may be surprised to learn that bacteria in the mouth, especially on the tongue, is one of the biggest bad breath causes. Dentists refer to the sulfur byproducts excreted as waste by oral bacteria as “volatile sulfur compounds” (VSC’s) and it’s their presence in your mouth that causes bad breath. Besides food, bad breath can be caused by poor dental hygiene, tobacco use and some medical conditions. 

common cause of bad breath

Bad Breath Causes

  • Food – Food that collects on and between the teeth can collect bacteria that produce odors.
  • Poor Dental Hygiene – Remove plaque, which contains bacteria, from your teeth, gums and tongue every day. Cavities and gingivitis can also cause bad breath.
  • Tobacco Use – Smoking can cause chronic bad breath from the build-up of tar and nicotine as well as reduced saliva flow.
  • Medical Conditions – Respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal disturbances or liver and kidney ailments can contribute to bad breath problems. 

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

To help get rid of bad breath make sure to brush twice a day and floss daily to remove odor-causing bacteria from the teeth, gums and tongue. Use an antibacterial toothpaste and mouthwash to help kill odor-causing bacteria. A clean, plaque-free mouth is critical to maintaining fresh breath.

To Help Keep Breath Fresh Between Brushings Try:

  • Rinsing with mouthwash after eating
  • Chewing sugarless gum to stimulate saliva flow
  • Snacking on celery, carrots and apples which can help loosen debris
  • Eat a nutritious diet – vitamin deficiencies can contribute to bad breath
  • Brushing your tongue

See your dental professional if bad breath persists to rule out chronic medical conditions. More often than not bad breath can be conquered by using mouthwash, toothpaste and dental floss every day.

Dr Ishita Popat

Dr Ishita Popat

DR ISHITA POPAT (BDS) , DENTAL SURGEON IN AHMEDABAD, has graduated in 2015 with in-depth theoretical know-how and exhaustive practical exposure of dental treatments at KAMESHWAR MEDICAL CENTRE,AHMEDABAD. She has been well-versed with general dentistry procedures like DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT PLANNING , painless root canal treatment in ahmedabad, DENTAL PAIN MANAGEMENT (TOOTHACHE, JAW PAIN, MUSCULAR PAIN etc), TOOTH REMOVAL, THIRD MOLAR - wisdom tooth surgery in ahmedabad, ORAL PROPHYLAXIS, CLEANING & POLISHING, BLEACHING & TOOTH WHITENING, TOOTH COLOURED CERAMIC COMPOSITE FILLINGS FOR CAVITY & DECAY IN TEETH, PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY - child dental treatment in ahmedabad , ORTHODONTIST - TREATMENTS FOR IRREGULAR CROOKED MALALIGNED TEETH. Throughout the programme, she has been extensively trained for specialized dental cases of complete dentures, fixed ceramic teeth, full mouth restoration, cosmetic dental treatments with ceramic laminates – cosmetic veneers, smile designing & smile makeover, dental implants, fixed dentures, implant supported fixed teeth, cast partial metal dentures, flexible dentures.

2 thoughts on “How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath?

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    August 17, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Madam, you are educated deeply about teeth diseases.
    We really appreciate



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