Everyone knows that if you eat a meal that contains a lot of garlic, you are going to have breath that will put even a fire-breathing dragon to shame. But if you have started to notice that you have bad breath more often than not, and you aren’t eating potent foods like garlic, then there may be something else that’s contributing to the problem. From the medication that you are taking to dehydration, this article will discuss three things that could be causing bad breath. Read on to learn more.
One of the leading causes of bad breath is chronic dry mouth which can be caused by a variety of things including the medication that you are taking. If you are taking antidepressants like Paxil, Prozac, or Zoloft, one of the common side-effects is a chronic dry mouth. When your mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva, germs and bacteria can linger in your mouth which results in a foul odor. If this is a really bad problem, talk to your primary care physician about switching medications.
In addition to having bad breath, are you also suffering from dental pain? Do you have any sores in your mouth or across your gums? If so, you may be suffering from an oral infection. If left untreated, oral infections can spread to different parts of your body and cause severe health issues. However, by coming into Dr. Steven Holbrook and getting it taken care of, you can get rid of the infection and your bad breath.
One of the things that people fail to do most every day is drinking enough water. If you are having a hard time drinking enough water and are suffering from bad breath, you’re probably a little dehydrated. And, the more dehydrated you are, the less saliva your mouth produces, and the more likely you are to have bad breath. To make sure that you are drinking enough water every day, try carrying around a large reusable water bottle and fill it.
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