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Do you suffer from bad breath in Tulsa, Oklahoma? If so, our Midtown Dental Arts team would like to help you figure out the cause of it.

Bad breath can be extremely annoying and inconvenient, especially during social situations. So, to help you identify the cause of your bad breath and to help you eliminate it, we have provided this list of the most common causes of bad breath:

-Infected gums: If you are a victim of gum disease, one of the main symptoms is chronic bad breath. To get your gums back into shape, you need to brush often with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You also need to floss at least once a day and visit your dentist, Dr. John Fonder, regularly.

-Dirty teeth: Your teeth can collect many odorous debris, which can definitely cause bad breath. So, make sure to brush often. If you can’t brush, rinse your mouth with water.

-A foul tongue: Your tongue tends to harbor a high amount of bacteria, which in turn leads to bad breath. So, to freshen your breath, it’s best to brush your tongue after you’ve brushed your teeth.

-Skipping meals: If you skip meals, the saliva you produce while chewing and eating won’t wash away the odorous bacteria in your mouth. So, make sure to eat at least three meals a day and try to chew gum to increase saliva flow.

-Smoking: Smoking can give you cigarette breath and it can also destroy cavity-fighting particles in your saliva. It’s best to avoid this habit altogether.

If you keep up on oral hygiene, clean your tongue, visit your dentist, eat all of your meals, and avoid tobacco products, you’ll be on the right track toward a pristine breath. For more information and details, please feel free to call our office today at 918-747-8802. We are more than happy to help you!