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Suffering from chronic bad breath is no joke and it isn’t for anyone. If you are one who deals with chronic bad breath, you might be experiencing an oral condition called halitosis. At Dakota Ridge Dental in Littleton, Colorado, we have some tips to help you overcome this issue. Let’s take a look!

How does bad breath arise? 

If you think it is because of your fondness for garlic bread, or burgers heavy on the onions, you might be onto something. Pungent food can definitely leave your breath smelling less than fresh. However, food is not the sole cause of bad breath. Halitosis is a condition that can be a warning sign of a more serious problem, which is why it is important to talk see your dentist, Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek, to rule out oral health issues as well as seek treatment.

But in reality, the list of things that can affect your breath includes tooth decay causing cavities, lack of saliva causing dry mouth, pungent foods, tobacco causing smoker’s breath, alcohol, oral bacteria, and even gum disease. These conditions need to be addressed and treated promptly if you are serious about restoring your fresh breath.

What to do:

Brushing your teeth for two minutes twice each day, and flossing at least once daily, you will be helping clear up the issue, especially if you include bacteria fighting mouthwash. Patients have also found tongue scrapers helpful to clean off bacteria in the mouth. 

Brushing your teeth for two minutes twice each day, and flossing at least once daily, you will be helping clear up the issue, especially if you include bacteria fighting mouthwash. Patients have also found tongue scrapers helpful to clean off bacteria in the mouth. 

Once your dentist determines the cause of your bad breath, and rules out disease or treats it, you will be on your way to enjoying interactions with others again. If you would like to have your dentist take a look, please call us today at 303.933.2420 to set up a visit with our team. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs!