Rotting teeth and bad breath: All you need to know

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Dentistry | 0 comments

Rotting teeth and bad breath: All you need to know

When you meet someone for the first time, what aspects of his physical appearance leave a good or bad impression? Most of the men and women we talked to would frequently mention features like the way they wear their clothes (fashion), their beautiful smile, and the way they talk. Of these aspects, two of them are greatly associated with your teeth. So if you have rotting teeth and bad breath, it would definitely affect your overall look. It is no surprise if your broken teeth may let you lose confidence and affect your self-esteem, and it cannot be left unnoticed that you lose personal relations if you have rotting teeth and bad breath.

What causes rotting teeth?

One answer – cavities. Cavities come from plaque and tartar build-up that remained or stayed on your teeth due to poor oral hygiene. Food particles and debris become food to bacteria that damage the structure or surface of the teeth, causing your teeth to break and decay.

 

What is bad breath?

Bad breath is medically called halitosis, and this is a horrible smell from your mouth or nose. People who have bad breath may not be aware of it, especially if it has been years since they have had it, making them immune to used to the smell of their breath. But that does not exempt you from the fact that others may notice it. A smart tip: a fast way to check your breath is to lick the side of your finger and then let it dry for a minute or so. The smell of that side is how your breath smells like.

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Ways to prevent rotting teeth, bad breath, and broken teeth

As they say, prevention is better than cure. Fortunately, it is so easy to perk up your breath and maintain your teeth and gums in good physical shape at the same time. Try these simple steps to make your mouth feel and smell fresh and clean.

Maintain proper oral hygiene. Brush regularly twice a day, floss every day, and if that is not enough, you can also add using mouth rinses after every time you eat.

Scrape your tongue. Some may include this in their usual oral hygiene, but some may forego cleaning their tongue as well. Purchase a tongue scraper or a toothbrush whose reverse edge already has a built-in scraper.

Watch what you eat. There are foods and drinks that leave a foul smell in the mouth. Garlic, onions, spices, and others may leave a strong smell that may linger even if you already brushed your teeth.

Change your lifestyle. By lifestyle, we put an emphasis on smoking cessation. We all know that smoking will never have a good effect on our body, so it is better to forego smoking as soon as possible.

See your dentist regularly. Having a dental expert check your dental health is good in making sure that all dental issues, if any, can be dealt with during its early onset, and those hard-to-reach edges would still be monitored.

 

 

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