Bad breath can be really embarrassing and can have a huge impact on your self-confidence. Sometimes, you could have bad breath because of the foods you eat, but if you have consistent bad breath, also known as halitosis, there are a few things you should know.
Halitosis is often caused by germs from food particles that are left in your mouth. Sadly, this issue will only get worse if it isn’t addressed. Halitosis can also help bad bacteria grow more quickly than you can remove it. To prevent halitosis, we recommend brushing your teeth after you eat, but you should remember to wait about half an hour before you brush. Otherwise, you could damage your pearly whites and your gums. When you brush, please pay attention to where your gum meets your teeth. Rinsing your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash can also be useful.
However, did you know that there can also be a number of issues that could also lead to halitosis, even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly? For instance, a yeast infection or gum disease can also cause bad breath. Cavities can also harbor bacteria that can be hard to remove.
If you’re interested in learning more about preventing bad breath, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc. at 818-558-4332. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth and offer you specific advice. Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz and our team are excited to hear from you soon!