What Causes Bad Breath (And How Can I Fight It)?

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Young woman covering mouth, wondering if there is a cure for bad breath

Bad breath can result from a number of issues. Among the most common are:

  • Foods and Beverages. The foods and beverages we consume have a direct impact on our breath. Obviously, things like garlic will have an impact, but so too will carbohydrates, sugars, and dairy products
    How to Fight It. Brush your teeth after every meal and snack. Floss twice Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Consider adding tongue scraping to your oral hygiene routine
  • Oral Health Problems. Many oral health problems can cause bad breath. Tooth decay, infection, and gum disease are all linked to halitosis. So too is dry mouth
    How to Fight It. Once again, brush after every meal and snack, floss twice daily, drink plenty of water throughout the day, and make sure you are visiting our office every six months for professional cleanings and examinations
  • General Health Concerns. Some cases of bad breath are a result of general health issues such as nasal and respiratory tract infections, acid reflux, lung infection, diabetes, and gastrointestinal distress
    How to Fight It. Seek medical treatment for underlying health conditions and, if you are diabetic, maintain your blood sugar levels

Professional Help

Fighting bad breath may require little more than improving your daily oral hygiene routine. However, when bad breath is persistent, it can be beneficial to seek a professional solution.

We are pleased to offer BreathRX, an alcohol-free breath management system that has been formulated to destroy up to 99% of the germs and bacteria that cause bad breath. Without requiring complicated hygiene tools, the BreathRX system includes a specially formulated toothpaste, a tongue scraper, and a prescription-strength mouthwash. When used with regularity, this system can vastly improve the quality of your breath, helping to restore confidence and making interactions with others more comfortable.

Are you struggling with chronic bad breath? Call Forestream Dental at 716-656-8686 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Evola today. A judgment-free dental practice, we welcome patients from Orchard Park, Buffalo, and all surrounding areas at our comfortable Depew location.