bad breath

9 Reasons for Bad Breath

Introduction

It harms social relationships, affects intimacy, and makes us seem dirty and disorderly. Sometimes we may have bad breath and not even know it because a) we can’t smell it and b) people are too scared to tell us.

Thankfully bad breath is correctable. Here are some common causes for bad breath:

  1. Poor Oral Hygiene: Consistently brushing and flossing twice a day will remove food particles and prevent plaque from building up
  2. Dehydration: Lack of water causes dryness; preventing the ability to produce saliva. Saliva is crucial for food digestion as well as inhibiting the build-up of plaque and tartar.
  3. Drinking coffee: Dehydrating and acidic coffee is a ‘double whammy when it comes to bad breath.
  4. You’re a smoker: Smoking dries out the mouth and allows for a lot of unwanted bacteria to lay nest inside your mouth
  5. Alcohol consumption: Too much alcohol dehydrates your mouth. As you drink make sure you have water close to you. A good rule of thumb is to have one glass of water for every two drinks of alcohol. 
  6. Medications: Certain medications tend to create a dry mouth. A dry mouth causes starch and carbs from foods to stick to your teeth. Then the hungry bacteria grow more by feasting on the tasty particles.
  7. Digestive issues: Acid reflux is when stomach fluids flow up the esophagus into your mouth. This contributes to a dry mouth and breath
  8. You snore: Not only does snoring make your spouse annoyed at night, but it can also lead them away from you during the day. And you might have seen the pattern by now; snoring will lead to dry mouth which leads to bad breath
  9. Sticky sweets: Though delicious, sweets such as caramels and desserts stick in the grooves of the biting surfaces of your teeth. The feeds the bacteria responsible for many types of bad breath issues.

Conclusion

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