Tips For Bad Breath
Finding out that you have bad breath or halitosis can be embarrassing, but not to worry, we’ve got some tips for bad breath straight from Dr. Carol Jin in San Ramon, California. In most cases, it can be easily treated once we diagnose the underlying cause.
Causes Of Bad Breath
- Poor Dental Hygiene Leading to Cavities, Gingivitis, and Periodontitis
- Tobacco, Alcohol, and Coffee Use
- Food Particles Trapped in Your Teeth
- Dry Mouth
- Fasting and Low Carb Diets
- Medications and High-Dose Vitamins
- Infections or Inflammation of the Tonsils, Nose, Throat or Sinuses
- Bacteria Coating on the Tongue
- Diseases and Conditions Such as GERD, Diabetes, Kidney Failure
Prevention Of Bad Breath
Some useful home remedies that may solve your problem are drinking plenty of water and rinsing your mouth often. This has the added benefit of hydrating you, as well as preventing dry mouth. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, preferably after every meal is an excellent habit to maintain. Try to replace your toothbrush every two to three months or as needed. Using a tongue scraper to remove bacteria and build up can be beneficial as well.
There are also several commercial remedies to prevent or mask bad breath such as getting regular dental checkups and cleanings with Dr. Jin as well as purchasing toothpaste and mouthwash that include antibacterial agents.
Contact Our Team
These remedies will often be all you need to prevent and control your bad breath. However if you still feel you have halitosis in spite of following these recommendations, finding the cause can sometimes be challenging and complex and may require a systematic approach by your dentist or doctor. If this is the case, be sure to contact Dr. Carol Jin in San Ramon, California for an evaluation, as well as to schedule regular professional cleanings and examinations to control bad breath.