Known by dental professionals as halitosis, bad breath happens to just about everyone at some point. Whether caused by lifestyle factors or an oral or systemic health issue, your bad breath can prove detrimental to your personal and professional interactions. Furthermore, bad breath can make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed. Your Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, discusses the most common causes of bad breath and talks about the steps you can take to keep your breath fresh and appealing.
Lifestyle Choices that Lead to Bad Breath
Several controllable factors affect your chances of developing bad breath. These include:
- Poor oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing will clear away particles of food, odor-causing bacteria, and dead cells that can lead to bad breath.
- Certain foods. Foods containing volatile sulfur compounds, such as garlic and onions, are notorious for causing foul breath. High protein foods such as milk, cheese, meat, and fish can also produce bad breath. Continue reading