Bad Breath Quiz: What Should I Do?

womancoveringmouthAre you recently noticing that you’re suffering from bad breath but finding a solution has not been as easy as you had hoped? Perhaps you have long dealt with this problem – also known as halitosis – and have all but given up hope that you will ever have a freshly scented mouth again. Before you make any assumptions about dental hygiene or what’s going on in your mouth (and why) we encourage you to learn more by looking over a quiz. You may be a bit surprised by what you find.

Bad Breath Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you are suffering from bad breath, it is always in part because you are not practicing good dental hygiene.
  2. True or False: In some cases, the main problem is that you are not drinking enough water. Drink more water to wash foul-smelling bacteria away and to keep your mouth moist and your halitosis may improve.
  3. True or False: A variety of factors from medication side effects to choosing certain foods can affect the way your mouth smells. As a result, we generally suggest you schedule a consultation with us, so we may identify the culprit and offer a solution.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. While poor dental hygiene may certainly cause or contribute to bad breath, it is not always a factor.
  2. True. A dry mouth is commonly a smelly mouth because the bacteria that give off bad odors are not consistently being rinsed away by saliva. Drink more water.
  3. True. In addition to offering helpful rinse and spray that can benefit your bad breath, we can help you figure out why it is happening, while addressing the problem at its source.