Causes of Bad Breath

Causes of Bad Breath

We all have bad breath at one point or another. Even if you take care of your teeth properly, you can still deal with bad breath. Luckily, there are some solutions for bad breath that actually work—and that are more effective than popping the occasional Tic-Tac. If you are looking for information on bad breath Ajax dentists are available to help.

Read on to learn more about the common causes of bad breath, and who an Ajax dentist can help.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Sometimes bad breath is just unavoidable, especially if you like to eat pungent foods, such as garlic, onions, or peppers, which are found in almost every cuisine. For example, if you enjoy Indian, Middle Eastern, or Asian food, odds are you will have bad breath after eating.

If you are worried about this, it might be a good idea to bring along chewing gum or breath mints that you can eat after your meal. Fortunately, many restaurants provide mints when they bring you the receipt after your meal.

Beyond simply eating foods with strong odors, however, there are several other causes of bad breath. The main one, unsurprisingly, is poor dental hygiene. Food breaks down in the mouth and if it is not removed, plaque will build up and bacteria will release toxins that cause issues in the mouth and throughout the body.

Here are some other common causes of bad breath: smoking or using tobacco products, infections, gum disease, cavities, medications, dry mouth, pneumonia, bronchitis and liver and kidney issues.

How An Ajax Dentist Can Help

If you are constantly worried about your bad breath, then consult with your Ajax dentist or doctor if you suspect you have any of these more serious issues. Our mission is to make sure you are healthy and will be more than happy to assist you.