Do you battle frequent bad breath? You are not alone. According to Colgate, one in four people have bad breath, and studies show that approximately 50 percent of the adult population does have it. Let’s do our part to stop this stinky air.
Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, can be a disruptive oral health issue that affects your relationships, your self-confidence and your overall quality of life. While it is common to get bad breath after eating garlic or onions, persistent halitosis needs professional treatment from your dentist. Your bad breath could be a warning sign of an oral health problem that needs to be addressed. If you want long-term relief, it is important to diagnose the underlying cause of your halitosis. Everyone deserves a fresh and confident smile!
How a Dentist Treats Your Bad Breath
If you rely on mints and chewing gum to treat your bad breath, it is important to realize that you are only masking the problem. For long-lasting treatment, let a dentist determine what is causing your foul breath odor in the first place. In many cases, it is a by-product of poor oral hygiene. When food debris and bacteria are not cleaned from your teeth and gums after meals, foul-smelling sulfur compounds are released as the bacteria feeds and multiplies. Proper brushing and flossing habits can reverse this type of bad breath. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, as millions of bacteria can reside within the grooves of your tongue at any given moment.
Your bad breath may also be a warning sign of an infection, such as gum disease or a dental abscess. It is critical to get the infection under control to not only freshen your breath, but to also protect your overall health. At Family Smiles Dental, we offer full service dentistry in a comfortable, patient-centered environment. We are equipped to accurately diagnose and treat your halitosis so that you no longer have to suffer from this embarrassing oral health condition. Don’t let bad breath ruin your smile confidence!
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