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Why do you have bad breath?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

Oral care is important for so many reasons. Many people don’t know just how many health problems come from poor dental hygiene. Generally when people think of the importance of dental hygiene it’s for cosmetic or more social purposes.

Smell tends to be the main one. The one that people are the most self conscious about.

You’ve probably heard of morning breath. You might’ve even experienced it. There’s a reason for it: you produce less bacteria when you sleep, which means the bacteria that creates odour has more time to grow.

But sometimes the bad breath doesn’t stay in the morning. It’s not enough to just roll out of bed and brush your teeth. It lingers. It’s in these cases where bad breath can make you feel embarrassed or anxious. The fear of this happening is what drives people to focus on their dental hygiene.

It’s important to remember then that bad breath is incredibly common, and more often than not there is something that can be done about it. Do you know what can be done in most cases? You’ve guessed it! Mouth care, oral care, dental hygiene, whichever you call it.

Click here or scroll down to the FAQ section to find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about bad breath, including their causes and what to do about it.

Before you go though, back to the health risks that come from poor dental hygiene. More specifically by gum disease caused by poor dental hygiene. Some of them may surprise you, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis and complications in pregnancy.

Conclusion, taking care of your mouth is more important than you think, so do what you can to limit the risks. You can find out more about that below, or by contacting your pharmacist through the Healthera App.

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