Written by: on November 14, 2014 @ 11:45 pm

Breath BadThere’s no denying that bad breath can change your impression of someone. In terms of relationships, halitosis can even be a deal breaker. Children are sometimes the best (most honest) gauges of bad breath. If you are a parent, or have close contact with a niece or nephew, you may have had them look you in the eye and tell you, “Your breath is horrible!” A little morning breath, onion breath, or garlic breath here and there is one thing. Chronic halitosis is another.

Causes of Bad Breath

One of the main culprits of bad breath are germs congregating on your tongue. The moist, warm, and hard to reach areas of your mouth make a terrific hang-out spot for naughty bacteria that don’t smell very good.  A simple oral hygiene step like brushing your tongue can greatly reduce your bad breath. There are also tongue scrapers available that can help you get further back on your tongue. Regardless, though, you should be aware that pungent foods like onions and garlic contain odors that enter your blood stream and can even be transferred to your lungs. As these smells are exhaled, your hot date might instantly cool off with whiffs of terrible smells coming from your mouth.

Oral Hygiene is Key

An ADA approved fluoridated toothpaste, a good toothbrush, and two solid minutes of brushing twice-a-day will go a long way. Try flossing before you brush, as this will remove food debris and plaque from in between your teeth and under the gumline that can then be removed from your mouth when you brush your teeth. Don’t forget to keep up with your biannual dental checkups with Dr. Askari. Relentlessly consistent oral hygiene will go a long way in keeping your breath as fresh as possible.

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To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.

 

Catogories: Bad Breath, General Dentistry

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