What are the best cures for chronic bad breath?

Bad breath or halitosis can be embarrassing. Though not a medical emergency, it can cause distress.To determine the best cures for chronic bad breath, you will need to figure out its cause. For example, if it is a side effect of particular medicine, you could ask your prescribing physician to change your medication. On the other hand, if it a sign of medical condition, your illness or disease must first be resolved to get rid of your bad breath.

Regardless of the reason for your chronic bad breath or halitosis, Michael Z. Hopkins, DDS can help.

You can also improve your breath by following these tips:

Brush And Floss As Often As Possible

Plaque can build up and collect bacteria, resulting in bad breath. If there is food trapped in the teeth, it can add to your existing problem. You should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day, if not after every meal.Keep in mind that if you are brushing too hard, it can wear down your tooth enamel. As a result, your tooth becomes vulnerable to decay.

Rinse Your Mouth

You can also freshen your breath by using mouthwash. Mouthwash not only freshen your breath, but it also helps in eliminating bacteria that cause bad breath. Mouthwash can give you a fresh minty taste - but make sure that you use a product that kills the bacteria causing halitosis. Use mouthwash daily to remove the causes of bad breath. If you cannot brush or floss after eating, swish tap water in your mouth after eating. Its effects are not the same brushing, flossing and using mouthwash, however, it can eliminate food particles stuck in your teeth.

Do Not Forget To Scrape Your Tongue

Your tongue has a coat, which can be a host for smelly bacteria. Get rid of bacteria using a tongue scraper or brush your tongue with your toothbrush. A tongue scraper is more ideal than your toothbrush because it is designed specifically to reach the back of your tongue. The tool can remove not just bacteria, but also dead cells and food debris that brushing cannot take care of.

Do Not Eat Foods That Cause Bad Breath

Bad breath is also the result of eating things like onions and garlic. Brushing after eating doesn't always help because the substances in stinky foods can travel to your bloodstream and lungs. When you breathe you are breathing those foul-smelling substances. To stop the problem, avoid eating pungent foods before going to work or seeing friends.If you have tried all of these things but are still suffering from bad breath or halitosis, make an appointment with Michael Z. Hopkins, DDS. He can help you eliminate bad breath as he checks the issue and identifies the cause.

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