Near the top of most peoples’ lists of embarrassing social conditions is definitely the prospect of suffering from bad breath. Emitting unpleasant odours from your mouth can leave you trying to avoid social interactions because of the fear of what other people might think of you. Parties and business meetings become a nightmare when they ought to be enjoyable.
Thankfully your Bath dentist can help you if you are suffering from bad breath, or halitosis as it is clinically known. The main cause of bad breath is the presence of certain bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria can be made more prevalent because of certain foods but ought to be easily removed by a good oral hygiene routine at home. You should brush not only every morning and night but after meals too if you are suffering from bad breath. Be sure to floss too as the bacteria can hide between teeth.
You might want to brush your tongue as well as the bacteria which cause bad breath can gather on your tongue. Just be careful not to clean your tongue too vigorously as it is a sensitive organ and you don’t want to damage it. Many people use mouth wash to combat halitosis and make their breath smell more fragrant. Unfortunately this is not always the right course of action as it can actually lead to greater instances of bad breath. This is because mouth washes actually make your mouth rather dry which is the condition that bad breath bacteria like as it means they can stick to your teeth with greater ease. Chewing gum can help to make your mouth more moist and actually helps to dislodge the bacteria too.