Most of us have had the not-so-nice experience of either having bad breath or talking to someone who has it. Regardless of which side of the conversation you’re on, you’ll agree that both scenarios are not the most pleasant.
After all, no one wants to be the person at the party or office that’s avoided because of the terrible smell that permeates when they talk. If you’re suffering with bad breath and unsure as to how you can get rid of it, it’s important to understand the issues that could be potentially causing your problem.
Let’s talk more about some of these issues.
Good oral hygiene isn’t just important; it’s essential. Ensuring a regular and effective oral health care routine will massively help to reduce dental problems from occurring.
It will reduce your risk of getting gum disease and suffering from tooth decay. It will ensure healthy gums and lesson your chances of getting bad breath. And, if that’s not reason enough to brush and floss when you should, maintaining good oral hygiene will prolong the life of your teeth.
Stepping away from the obvious benefits of proper oral hygiene, having a healthy mouth can reduce your risk of contracting serious health issues such as strokes and heart disease. It can also improve the overall state of your health and well-being.
Ailbhe, our dental hygienist explains:
Persistent bad breath can be a warning sign of a potentially more serious problem. Gum disease is caused by the build up of plaque on teeth and, when left there to accumulate, the bacteria will multiply and cause havoc.
Ignoring that you’ve got a problem with bad breath will not make it go away. No matter how much mouthwash you use and gum you chew, the problem will persist and potentially cause you bigger complications down the line.
The good news is the easiest and cheapest way to get rid of bad breath is by implementing an effective dental hygiene routine into your daily life.
Making little adjustments such as bringing a tooth brush to work and brushing after you’ve eaten will work wonders in your strive for fresh breath. Other ways to help banish bad breath forever include drinking more water, booking regular check-ups with your dentist, giving up smoking and changing your diet to incorporate more fresh, wholesome foods.
If you would like to enquire about an oral examination, then get in touch today on 01 485 1033.