Sometimes chronic bad breath problems can be attributed to undiagnosed or chronic medical conditions. This is more likely to be the case if you have uncontrolled blood sugar, or you have been struggling to deal with chronic periodontal disease.
Other times bad breath odors can be attributed to consuming pungent foods and beverages or poor oral hygiene. Excess bacteria in your mouth can quickly alter the conditions in your mouth causing foul and pervasive odors.
If you make sure to brush your teeth each morning and night and remember to floss at least once per day it should minimize the total bacterial population in your mouth. However, it might still be helpful to add a brief tongue cleaning to your daily oral hygiene routine.
This can be as simple as brushing your teeth with your regular toothbrush or using a special tongue scraper. Rinsing your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash or cleaning your tongue could also help freshen your breath and reduce plaque development.
It can also be helpful to check for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on all your oral hygiene products. Sometimes ineffective or cosmetic mouthwash or toothpaste can fail to effectively clear away bacterial deposits that contribute to bad breath odors.
If you live in the Jackson Heights, New York, area and you have been struggling to handle your bad breath, you should call 718-313-9987 to schedule a checkup at the dental offices of Advanced Dentistry of New York.