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Myths About Bad Breath

There are a lot of rumors and myths about what causes – and what can cure – bad breath and halitosis. In order to effectively treat the problem, it’s important to know which myths you should take with a grain of salt.1. Mouthwash will take care of your bad breath.

1. Mouthwash will take care of your bad breath.

While mouthwash certainly helps your breath smell better for a little while, it’s won’t completely cure a serious halitosis problem. Rinsing and gargling with mouthwash isn’t going to make a difference in the long run. Breath fresheners are a fine temporary fix, but they’re not going to solve the actual problem.

While mouthwash certainly helps your breath smell better for a little while, it’s won’t completely cure a serious halitosis problem. Rinsing and gargling with mouthwash isn’t going to make a difference in the long run. Breath fresheners are a fine temporary fix, but they’re not going to solve the actual problem.

2. Brushing and flossing is the best defense against bad breath.

If you already have halitosis, it’s likely that gum disease or periodontal disease are to blame. While regular flossing and brushing can ward off gum disease, it’s not going to fix a problem you already have.

If you already have halitosis, it’s likely that gum disease or periodontal disease are to blame. While regular flossing and brushing can ward off gum disease, it’s not going to fix a problem you already have.

3. You can assess the odor level of your own bad breath.

This simply isn’t true and the old breathe-into-your-hand work doesn’t really work. Many people think that their halitosis problem isn’t as bad as other people tell them it is because they can’t smell it themselves. On the other hand, many people are concerned about their terrible breath when it actually isn’t nearly as bad as they believe it is. The best way to assess a breath odor or halitosis problem is to visit a dentist.

4. Bad breath odor comes from the teeth area of the mouth.

Most of the time, halitosis is caused by the surface of the tongue, which is where the odor is generated due to putrefaction of bacteria. Bad breath is not usually caused to the teeth or the area directly around the teeth.

Most of the time, brushing twice a day and flossing daily is enough to prevent a serious halitosis problem. However, if you’re concerned about your bad breath or think that gum disease may be to blame, it’s important to visit a dentist right away. When gum disease is left untreated, your jawbone and gums are at risk.