Bad breath? No Problem.

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Some people worry too much about their breath, and have no odor issues. Meanwhile others have bad breath and have no idea! Usually the culprits for bad breath are poor oral hygiene habits, infections that occur in the mouth, unhealthy habits, such as smoking and alcohol intake, and foods that you eat.

No one can really smell their own breath, which makes it that much harder to deal with! Most bad breath starts in your mouth. There are many possible causes that can include: certain foods you eat for example garlic and onions. Poor oral hygiene can also be a sign of bigger dental issues such as gum disease, diabetes, dry mouth, sinus or throat infections, lung infections, kidney/liver failure and gastrointestinal issues.

In general, the best way to prevent bad breath is to brush and floss every day. But there are also other techniques to freshen your breath. Here are a few:
1. Flossing

Always make sure you’re practicing great oral care habits. Use of floss is important to keep the spaces in between your teeth clean.

2. Control plaque

Brushing twice a day and flossing daily will help to control plaque development.

3. Tongue scraper

Use of a tongue scraper will help control odor causing bacteria that form on the tongue.

4. Regular dental visits

Twice a year for a check-up and professional cleaning are also excellent steps.

Determining the cause of bad breath can be tricky without the help of a healthcare professional, because there are so many possibilities of what may be causing it.

Make an appointment with Smiles First Cornwall to discuss your concerns for bad breath and oral hygiene!

– The Smiles First Cornwall Team

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