Bad breath is a nuisance. It can be a barrier in many relationships, and can even cause people to withdraw from social situations. There are several things you can do to combat bad breath.
First, make sure you are brushing for at least two minutes every morning and two minutes every night. Most people spend just a few seconds brushing and it’s not long enough to remove odor causing bacteria. If necessary, set a timer or use an electric toothbrush with a timer in it.
Second, floss every day. Your tooth brush can’t remove the germs that live in between your teeth. Not flossing allows bacteria to sit in between your teeth all day, every day. These germs multiply and feed on your gums. Then they give off waste that smells bad. If you want to eliminate bad breath, try flossing every day.
Bad breath is often blamed on the garlic bread enjoyed at lunch, or the adult beverage you indulged in after a hard day at work. If your bad breath persists and occurs almost every day, it could be a sign of a bigger problem. If you are brushing and flossing well every day, and still have bad breath then you are probably suffering with gum and/or jaw bone disease.
Gum and bone disease is easily treated with great dental technology. Surgery is rarely needed to treat gum and bone disease. Today we use dental lasers, antibiotics and other comfortable methods to treat gum and bone disease and eliminate bad breath.
Once you have gum and jaw bone disease it does not magically go away. Without professional treatment the problem usually worsens until your teeth become loose and painful and have to be extracted. You do not have to lose your teeth! Tooth loss is completely preventable by having your bad breath and possible gum and bone disease treated at the early stages instead of waiting until your issues are severe.
If you are suffering with daily bad breath, see a dentist right away. Bad breath is often blamed on the garlic bread enjoyed at lunch, or the adult beverage you indulged in after a hard day at work. But if your breath turns foul quickly after brushing it could be a sign of gum and bone disease.