What Causes Bad Breath Even After Brushing?

What Causes Bad Breath Even After Brushing?

What Causes Bad Breath Even After Brushing?

Bacteria lingering in your mouth often cause bad breath. Not brushing and flossing contributes to bacteria growth and bad breath, but if you have bad breath even after brushing and flossing, consider the following factors:

  • Tobacco use: This dries out your mouth, leaves an odor and makes you more susceptible to gum disease.
  • Your diet: Eating lots of sugary foods is linked to bad breath. Bacteria love to feed on glucose. Also, fasting and very low-calorie diets can also cause bad breath.
  • Old toothbrushes: Change them out every three or four months.
  • Dirty night guards, dental implants and retainers: You should clean these before you put them in your mouth every time with what your dentist recommends.
  • Skipping dental cleanings: You should aim for twice a year.
  • Gum disease: Bad breath can be a symptom of gum disease.
  • Dry mouth: Saliva helps clean your mouth, and dry mouth can come from excessive caffeine or alcohol use.
  • Sinus or other infections: Bacteria can feed on mucus.

Does Diabetes Affect Bad Breath?

If you have sweet-smelling breath, it could signal you have diabetes.

High blood sugar levels can increase your saliva’s glucose and provide food for bacteria.

Can Cavities Cause Bad Breath?

Cavities give bacteria extra crevices to lurk in, which can contribute to bad breath.

What About Bad Breath After Dental Implants?

You need to floss, wash and brush your dental implants regularly. If you don’t, bacteria can build up on them and could lead to an infection, which frequently causes bad breath.

Signs of an infection include bleeding gums, gum swelling and a bad taste in your mouth.

If left untreated, the consequences of infection can be severe. Be sure to visit your dentist twice yearly for cleanings and checkups and clean your dental implants before putting them in your mouth.

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath from Periodontal Disease

It could indicate periodontal disease if you have good oral hygiene and still struggle with bad breath.

Your dentist or periodontist can prescribe treatment for gum disease, including a professional cleaning to remove plaque, a mouth rinse to kill microbes or replacement dental hardware.

Dental Probiotics for Bad Breath

Some research exists on whether dental probiotics can reduce bad breath. A small study found it did.

Probiotics contain helpful bacteria that enhance your health. You can talk to your dentist or periodontist about whether this can help you.

We partner with StellaLife for natural pain management solutions, and they offer a range of dental rinses to fight harmful bacteria.

Does Flossing Help Bad Breath?

Flossing removes food and plaque between your teeth, which can help reduce bad breath. Flossing also decreases the bacteria in your mouth that can cause bad breath. Better yet, it would help if you also brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria.

Ozone Therapy for Bad Breath

Ozone therapy can improve your smile, whiten your teeth, control gum disease, and reduce bad-breath-causing bacteria in just one visit.

Dental ozone therapy is a safe, natural treatment to naturally maintain healthy gums and teeth. It simply uses ozone gas to kill bacteria without side effects. The treatment is painless, noninvasive and ideal for patients with dental anxiety.

Ozone therapy can kill the bacteria without side effects if you have a bacterial infection affecting your teeth or gums.

In addition, ozone therapy for dental implants or other procedures can prevent bacterial infection, avoid peri-implantitis and promote faster healing.

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