Bad Breath Causes and How to Tackle Them

Bad breath can be caused by many factors, and having bad breath can be the cause for many resulting factors too – such as: self-consciousness, health concerns and overall frustration. So at DentistsRUs, we want to help you understand ‘Bad Breath Causes and How to Tackle Them’.

Bad Breath and the Food Your Eat

Your mouth is the first place food begins to get broken down, and if you are eating food with strong odors such as garlic, onions, cheeses or other milk products, your breath may have a slight odor until the food passes through your system. Flossing can also help keep these types of food-related odors at bay, as it will remove any food particles from in-between your teeth.

Bad Breath and Health Problems

A persistent bad taste in your mouth, or constant bad breath can be a cause for oral health concerns such as periodontal disease – also known as gum disease. Plaque buildup can be a contributor to this, as bacteria will also buildup along with your plaque, which rests along your gum line eventually turning to tartar. So once again, we cannot stress the importance of brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings enough, in order to keep your oral health at its best.

Other Contributing Factors for Bad Breath…

Bad breath can also be a result of a yeast infection in the mouth (thrush), cavities, dry mouth, certain medications leading to dry mouth, postnasal drip, chronic acid reflux, diabetes, as well as liver or kidney problems – among other things.

At DentistsRUs, we want to ensure your oral health is maintained and your breath is always fresh. If you are due for a dental checkup, feel free to call any one of our dental offices across the Lower Mainland for an appointment most convenient for you. We will be sure to have you smiling with confidence in no time!

Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC
Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC
Port Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster, BC