No body wants to have bad breath but often times smokers have
one and cannot get rid of it. A common effect that smoking has is
that it causes bad breath as well as other dental problems. There
are several reasons why smoking causes problems with your breath
and oral hygiene.
The main reason for bad breath when smoking is found to be
caused by the chemicals found in cigarettes. These chemicals build
up in your mouth. The tar and nicotine from your cigarettes are
deposited in your mouth. Chemicals can stick to places like the
teeth, gums, tongue and side of the cheeks. This causes smoker's
breath to form.
One of the major results of the chemicals in the cigarettes is
that it allows bacteria to form in your mouth. Once bacteria are
introduced into your mouth they will stay in your mouth until you
get rid of them. Your mouth is a constantly we environment that
bacteria thrive on. When they stay on your mouth's surface, it
allows the bacteria to stick to certain places, giving them a place
Another reason why smoking causes bad breath, is because it
dries out your mouth. This stops the saliva from continuously
flowing and cleansing out your mouth. This is what causes the
growth of certain types of bacteria in your mouth, which then lead
to a continuous odor on your breath. Because the saliva is not able
to move as freely, it can't clean out the bacteria that move
through your mouth. These same parts of smoking also cause cavities
and yellowing of teeth to form easier. It raises the temperature in
your mouth. This causes oral tissue cells to be damaged and killed.
These will then not be able to protect the mouth efficiently,
causing the bacteria to be able to move into the mouth easier. This
may eventually lead to more serious problems with your oral
More serious problems with smoking and dental hygiene may
include gum disease and oral cancer. The tobacco that moves into
your system causes your immune system to limit how it can fight
infection. It also stops the growing of blood vessels.
The easiest way to get over your bad breath is quitting smoking.
You and everyone around you will breathe easier. If you are not
able to totally quit smoking, just lessen your cigarette intake
everyday and consume Go Fress oral care strips to help you reduce
your "smokers bad breath".