Ruggless Dental

Solving Your Bad Breath Challenges

October 30, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Shane Ruggless
Solve Bad Breath | Dental Blog Springfield IL

Bad breath may cause people to wrinkle their noses or back away when you’re talking. How embarrassing!

The problem is that most people with bad breath don't know they have it. Having temporary odors caused by onions, garlic, or curry is one thing. Having chronic bad breath is a bigger problem.

Here are some ways you can reduce your chances of having halitosis.

Don’t Forget to Brush Your Tongue

Brushing your teeth is a necessary step to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Have you ever noticed that your tongue has small bumps that create a rough texture? Your tongue is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that cause gum disease and unfresh breath. Brushing your tongue will remove millions of those bacteria. Some people prefer a tongue scraper. No matter which route you choose, be sure to keep it clean.

Drink Plenty of Water

Dehydration may make the mouth feel pasty and dry. Low saliva production because of dehydration doesn’t just cause bad breath, but it also leads to an increased risk of decay and periodontal disease.

Eat at Regular Intervals

Fasting causes bad breath when the body goes into ketosis, a type of digestion common among people trying to lose weight or following a diabetic diet.

Regular snacks can help keep breath from revealing your dietary habits and offending those around you. Regular bad breath might be because of digestive problems best diagnosed by a specialist.

Address Any Underlying Medical Conditions

Reflux and other medical conditions can affect breath and odors. Certain medications cause dry mouth, which leads to bad breath.

Bad breath is often caused by gum disease and your hygienist at Ruggless Dental can help you eliminate bacteria for a fresh-smelling mouth.

For an experienced family dentist in the 62704 area, contact us to arrange an appointment with Dr. Shane Ruggless.

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (217) 787-0212
View the ADA Accessibility Statement