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5 Tips on How To Reduce Bad Breath

9th November 2016 by St Raphaels Dental

5 Tips on Reducing Bad Breath

 

It’s not uncommon for patients to ask their dentist about ways in which they can reduce bad breath, but many are often surprised by some of the main causes of this prevalent issue. We’ve explored the top five causes of bad breath, and how you can tackle them.

 

1. Food and Drink

While garlic and onion are typically associated with temporary bad breath, many patients don’t realise that these smelly foods can result in bad breath on a long-term basis if they are regularly consumed and not properly removed from the mouth. Coffee is another frequent offender, and should be both cut down and followed up with cleaning to prevent bad breath.

2. Smokingbad breath smoking

Smoking is known to cause discolouration on the teeth, but did you know that it can also result in bad breath? Of course, it’s not easy to remove this problem without giving up completely, but even the use of nicotine patches can remove the cause of bad breath and help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

3. Old Oral Hygiene Products

If you fail to regularly change your toothbrush you may find that you’re doing almost as much harm as good when you brush your teeth. Make sure you refresh your products regularly, and always choose a brush that can reach all areas of your mouth.

4. Dehydration

One of the body’s main defences against oral health problems is saliva, but it’s hard to produce enough to keep your mouth fresh if you’re not drinking enough liquids. Try to up your water intake so you can avoid dry mouth and the bad breath that accompanies it.

5. Poor Oral Health

gum diseaseNaturally, failing to keep up an efficient oral health routine can quickly lead to issues such as gum disease, which is one of the main reasons that patients develop bad breath. If you’re worried about your routine, contact your dentist or hygienist to book an appointment and receive some professional advice. Dental Marketing

 

 

 

If you would like more information or would like to make an appointment with the dentist or hygienist then please call us on 01695 627 617 or fill in the ‘Contact Us‘ form and one of our team members will call you back.


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