If your bad breath is causing others concern it’s time to schedule an appointment with Yellow Spring Dental. This Frederick dentist can help you get to the root of your chronic halitosis once and for all.
Although bad breath can be caused by a number of things it could be something more serious than just too much garlic from the night before.
More than What You Eat
While garlic and onions will stay in your system for up to 72 hours after eating you should not have any residual odors after that time. If you do, it most probably has something to do with your oral hygiene routine.
Dr. Richard Rogers and Dr. Trevor Maples explain that chronic bad breath is commonly caused by bacteria, plaque and tartar.
While plaque and bacteria can easily be removed when you brush and floss twice a day, tartar, or calculus is too hard to brush off.
Tartar must be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist because it has to be chipped off and removed with special dental tools.
Of course you may still deal with bad breath even if you are meticulous about brushing twice and flossing once a day.
As mentioned above your diet could be to blame especially if you are going Keto. The Keto diet releases acids in your stomach that could make your breath smell like finger nail polish remover or rotting fruit. If this is the case try adding some forbidden foods in your diet for a healthy balance.
Other Causes of Bad Breath Include:
- Lack of Saliva
- Dry Mouth
- Non and Prescription Meds
- Herbs, Vitamins and Minerals
- Internal Mouth Sores
- Acid Reflux
- Liver and Kidney Disease
- Certain Systemic Diseases
Keeping Oral Health in Check
When you schedule regular dental checkups in Frederick you will be on the right track. The right track when it comes to overall and oral health.
In addition to regular cleanings and checkups Dr. Trevor Maples and Dr. Richard Rogers also recommend brushing twice and flossing once a day. Furthermore, use a regular antiseptic mouth rinse to combat bad breath.
Consuming a healthy diet free from odorous foods also does tremendous things for your breath. While it is ok to enjoy onions and garlic occasionally they will do nothing for you on a daily basis.
If you have not been able to get to the cause of your bad breath call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment with your Frederick dentist today.