Bad Breath and Chewing Tobacco
Summary: Smoking tobacco can cause bad breath and chewing tobacco does the same thing.
Bad breath or in medical term halitosis is a result of poor oral and dental hygiene and can be a sign of other health problems. In addition, it is also caused by eating raw onions or garlic. Bad breath is sometimes temporary and will be gone in a matter of days. Most commonly, bad breath is caused by anaerobic bacteria living in your mouth. We all have these bacteria in our mouth, which only means that we can have bad breath anytime anywhere.
If you don’t immaculately brush and floss your teeth and scrape or brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth, bad breath will result. If you don’t practice proper oral and dental habit, you chances of having an unpleasant breath smell are huge! Imagine the food particles stuck in between your teeth, around the gums, and on your tongue which are not removed. The odor-causing bacteria will breed happily on those friendly environments you created for them, which will eventually, lead to bad breath!
Bad breath and chewing tobacco is interrelated with each other. Smoking tobacco products can cause bad breath and chewing tobacco based- product can also cause breath. Basically, any tobacco based product if smoked or chewed not only cause bad breath, but also stain your teeth, reduce your ability to taste food (as tobacco affect your taste buds), and damage gum tissues.
Smoking tobacco can have a drying effect in your mouth, and dry mouth is likely to have bad breath. The absence of saliva in your mouth makes the odor-causing bacteria to grow, thus results to bad breath. Both by smoking or chewing tobacco- based product, the damages that that it does to your teeth and mouth are the same and they all lead to bad breath.
You may think that chewing isn’t that dangerous than having smoke in your lungs which tobacco-based does. You’re wrong! Chewing tobacco is as dangerous as smoking tobacco it self. The nicotine found in the tobacco is an addictive drug and it sticks to your teeth. Have you notice the dark brown build-up on the teeth of smokers, especially those with poor oral and dental hygiene? That is nicotine! It damages your teeth and deteriorates your gums resulting to a gum disease. You should also know that gum disease is one of the biggest contributing factors of bad breath.
If you want to keep your mouth as healthy and fresh all the time, you need to invest time and effort for its maintenance. You should eliminate your problem with bad breath and chewing tobacco habit if you want to keep your mouth’s sweet and fresh breath.