Many people mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to substandard brushing. The truth is that there are myriad causes of halitosis. The dentist at Crystal Dental Group in High Point can help you identify the cause of your problem and discuss how to cure bad breath.
Your diet impacts your breath in a big way. Because foods begin to be digested the second they enter your mouth, and because they are absorbed and distributed throughout the body, you probably will be able to smell foods like onions and garlic long after you’ve eaten them.
Therefore, using a mouthwash will only mask the smell. Constantly sucking on breath mints is also not a smart move. This may bring additional oral troubles—especially if the mints have sugar. If you want real relief, you may need to avoid the strong foods altogether.
In addition, many dieters find that their diet regimen is making it harder to keep their mouth fresh and clean. Low-carb and no-carb diets promote fat burning, but the side effect of bad breath can be caused by the chemicals released during this process. Increasing water intake can help alleviate this.
Flossing regularly is often the key to truly fresh breath. Many people don’t realize how much food can be stuck between their teeth, and this food can cause halitosis if it isn’t removed. More importantly, the food particles turn into plaque which can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
At Crystal Dental Group in High Point, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and have extended evening and weekend hours to fit almost any busy schedule. Call our office to make an appointment today.
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