Bad Breath, Even After Brushing

Does it feel like no matter how hard you try to clean your mouth by brushing and flossing, your mouth still smells like something died inside. Don’t hate yourself or definitely, don’t stop meeting people because of this. This type of condition is medically known as halitosis.

In some cases, the person with the bad breath can be very critical of self-esteem and exaggerate the situation to the point where it will rule and ruin their lives. So before you visit the Dentist in Richmond NSW to take the torch in your mouth, ask a close friend or a family member to test your breath for you.

No matter how many times you brush your teeth and do mouthwash gargling, your mouth continues to emit unpleasant odors. All the oral cleaning seems to make little to no positive effect at all. In this scenario, professional help may be ideal if bad breath persists.

Bacteria in the mouth causes Bad Breath or halitosis by emitting Sulphur-like smells. It is often perceived that individuals with bad breath do not practice proper oral hygiene. However, this is not true every time.

Causes of Bad Breath

Certain foods can affect the production of bacteria in the mouth just like coffee causes brown stains on the teeth. The residue that sticks to the gums, teeth and mouth lining causes the mouth to give off a foul smell. Certain illnesses such as gallbladder dysfunction, liver disease, diabetes, allergies and sinus infections are another cause for bad breath.

How to Prevent Bad Breath Even After Brushing?

You can eliminate bad breath easily but it can take a bit of time as you would need to change or improve your lifestyle habits. The food residue left on the back of the tongue is often forgotten by many. If you do not clean it off, you will end up having bad breath even after brushing teeth. A tongue scraper is an inexpensive tool to scrape all the residue left on the back of the tongue before or after brushing teeth. Make it a part of your regular brushing routine to resolve bad breath problem.

Beverages that contain alcohol or caffeine content should be avoided to prevent bad breath. These drinks can dry out your mouth, making it more favorable for bacteria to breed and create more oral problems. Foods such as cheese, garlic and onions emit foul smell which tends to stick to the teeth and gums, causing the breath to smell bad.

It is wise to visit a doctor if the bad breath remains persistent. Bad breath sometimes indicates an underlying and more serious condition. Visit SmileXcellence Richmond NSW for early detection and overall peace of mind. Call (02) 4505 1223 or 0424 966 544 to book an appointment or walk in for a free consultation.