Bad breath is something that nobody wants to talk about but everybody worries about from time to time. Many times, it is just a case of them being nervous over nothing but there are times when you may have a problem that is causing bad breath, or halitosis. If you are fortunate enough, someone may tell you about the problem, and knowing about it is the first step in correcting it.
You may not realize it, but your teeth may be the culprit when it comes to your halitosis. There are actually several different things that can happen with your teeth that could cause persistent bad breath. Let's take a look at each of these problems and find out what you can do about them.
The most obvious problem that you may be having with your teeth is poor oral hygiene. brushing your teeth on a regular basis is your first and best defense against halitosis. If this is an area where you are lacking, you will want to buy a new, soft bristled toothbrush and begin brushing first thing in the morning and after every meal. You will notice a difference almost immediately. You should also pay attention to the area between your teeth, as food left in this area can decay and cause a foul odor as well.
Brushing first thing in the morning is a good idea, as we just mentioned but this doesn't actually have anything to do with your teeth. It has more to do with your mouth drying out overnight and bacteria growing in the environment it leaves behind. In this case, it is bacteria that is the problem, not your teeth.
The best thing that you can do if the problem persists after you pick up your oral hygiene a notch is to visit a dentist. They will be able to check for other problems with your teeth that might be causing a problem, such as tooth decay or an abbess. They will also be able to rule out any other problems that might be happening with your teeth and direct you to a specialist that may be able to help you in your particular circumstance.
Bad breath is a problem that will would all like to do without but if it is being caused by problems with your teeth, it is 100% preventable. Kick up your oral hygiene a notch and speak to a dentist. It usually only takes a little bit of a preventative measure to make a difference in how your breath smells.