Is Your Low-Carb Diet Giving You Bad Breath?

Categories: Oral Health

bad breath treatment Rockford, MI

Many residents in the Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker, and Rockford, MI area mistakenly believe that all bad breath is linked to insufficient brushing. The truth is that there are several causes of halitosis. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull can help you identify the cause of your problem and discuss how to cure bad breath.

What you eat may have something to do with it. Because foods begin to be digested the moment they enter your mouth, and because they are absorbed and distributed throughout the body, you probably will be able to smell strong foods like onions and garlic long after you’ve eaten them.

Using a mouthwash from your local Comstock Park drugstore will only mask the smell. Constantly sucking on breath mints is also not a good idea. This may bring additional oral problems – especially if the mints have sugar. If you want real relief, you may need to avoid the strong foods altogether.

Many dieters find that their diet regimen is making it harder to keep their mouth fresh and clean. Low-carb and no-carb diets promote fat burning, but the side effect of bad breath can be caused by the chemicals released during this process. Increasing water intake can help alleviate this.

Lastly, flossing regularly is often the key to truly fresh breath.  Food stuck between teeth can cause halitosis if it isn’t removed.  More importantly, the food particles turn into plaque which can cause cavities and gum disease.
 Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull in Comstock Park provide general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatmebt.  We want our patients to have the best oral health possible, and that includes fresh breath. We also want them to love their smile, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, give us a call at 616-827-7019.

Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry offers:

Implant dentistry
Restorative dentistry
Porcelain veneers
Teeth whitening

Call today for your appointment!

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan

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