You are standing in a group and speaking to your colleague when you see him leaning away from you. The same thing happens with a few more colleagues, and the whole ordeal starts to make you feel self-conscious. Suspecting exactly what's wrong, you go to your bathroom and smell your breath. The dragon breath that hits your nose makes you cringe.
You have got a bad case of halitosis, and it ain't going anywhere unless you start taking care of your oral health. This warrants a visit to Century Dental. Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS are experts at getting to the root of the problem and making sure that their patients leave happy and smiling.
So, what's causing your bad breath? Let's take a look at all the possible reasons:
5 Reasons Why Your Breath Stinks
Not Brushing at Night: When you sleep without brushing, the food particles mix with saliva and release stinky compounds that give rise to bad breath. Overnight, bacteria buildup, and that's the reason why you wake up with a nasty taste in your mouth.
You Are Breathing Through Your Mouth: Saliva helps wash away the food particles in your mouth. When you breathe through your mouth, all the saliva dries up, and this increase bacteria build up. If you breathe through your mouth while sleeping or do the same when exercising, seek medical help to fix these habits.
You Love Eating Garlic: Stinky food like garlic and onion can leave their taste in your mouth for hours. The bad breath from these comes from your GI track and not your mouth. So, brushing your teeth won’t fix this. However, watching what you eat will.
You Smoke: Smoking not only makes your mouth dry but also increases the production of compounds that release a bad odor in your mouth and lungs. The less saliva in your mouth, the more bacteria buildup and stronger your bad breath will be.
Cavities: Leaving a cavity untreated gives the plaque a welcome mat to come and settle in. Remnants of your meal will increase bacteria, and this will result in bad breath and tooth decay.
Use of medication can be another reason for bad breath. Consult Jefferson Call, DMD or Dix Densley, DDS at Century Dental to find out how you can get around this problem. To schedule an appointment, call at (971) 708-1608.
Century Dental Dr. Jefferson Call, DMD & Dr. Dix Densley, DDS
Dentist Hillsboro, OR | Dental Blog - Century Dental Hillsboro, OR Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. - See more Century Dental, 2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123 • (971) 708-1608 • centurydentalllc.com • 7/21/2021 • Tags: Dentist Hillsboro OR