Do you feel embarrassed by your stubborn bad breath? If so, you are not alone. Halitosis, also known as bad breath, can affect anyone, which is why our dental team at Smile Dental Studio in Salt Lake City, Utah, is happy to talk to you about what could be triggering your bad breath.
Bad breath can strike anytime thanks to the hundreds of types of bacteria that naturally live in your mouth. When you eat or drink, bacteria feed on the food left in your mouth and leaves a foul-smelling scent behind. Foods like spices, garlic, onions, coffee, and many other items can also cause your breath to smell. Smoking can also put a nasty scent on your breath. It can stain your teeth, give you bad breath, and put you at risk for a host of health problems. Did you know, tobacco users are more likely to suffer from gum disease? Since smoking also affects your sense of smell, smokers in most cases may not be aware of how their breath smells.
If you feel thirsty often, this could be dry mouth giving you bad breath. Basically, your mouth might not be making enough saliva. Saliva is significant because it works hard by clearing bacteria and food particles out that could be giving you bad breath. Bad breath is also a warning sign of gum disease, which is caused by plaque and a lack of oral hygiene. It is also good to remember health medications can also be a cause of bad breath, which is why it’s important to talk to your dentist, Dr. Denny Cho about any medications you could be using.
If you have any concerns about your bad breath or would like to come in for a dental appointment, please call us today at 801-583-4500 to make an appointment. Our professional dental team is happy to provide you with high-quality care and service.