What Causes Bad Breath?

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Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, may be a symptom of a more serious underlying condition. Occasional bad breath, however, is usually easily preventable. At Oak Creek Dental Care, a dentist serving Columbus, Ohio, we are committed to helping you maintain clean, healthy teeth and can also help you prevent bad breath.

The most common cause of bad breath is the build-up of oral bacteria on the tongue. This can be caused by negligent dental hygiene, so always brush and floss thoroughly and use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria. A mouthwash can also help to keep the mouth fresh. You should avoid specific foods with strong odors and consider cutting down or stopping smoking and drinking alcohol, both of which are common factors in bad breath. A dry mouth can also lead to bad breath. Always make sure that you drink enough water to cover your personal hydration needs. Certain medications may dry out the mouth, so you may need to compensate with a higher water intake. Chewing sugar-free gum can help increase saliva production.

Always consult your dentist or doctor if halitosis persists despite these measures. To schedule an appointment with Oak Creek Dental Care, give us a call today at (614) 882-7456. We can help you find and address the cause of your bad breath.

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