Bad Breath

Do you suffer from bad breath? Luckily, you can do something about it. Bad breath is most often caused by bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria usually develop due to poor oral hygiene and settle as a bacterial coating on your teeth, tongue, or gums. If you have any cavities, the bacteria may gather there as well. Likewise, an inflamed nerve or a loose crown may also result in a bad smell.

Other causes may be use of medicine or a dry mouth, which is also often caused by use of medicine. Furthermore, a variety of illnesses may cause bad breath.

How Do You Treat Bad Breath?

However, the most common reason behind bad breath is insufficient oral hygiene which is why your dentist will usually start by examining your mouth cavity when looking for the reason behind the bad breath.

It’s important to keep your mouth clean. Therefore, you ought to brush your teeth thoroughly and correctly as well as clean between your teeth with dental floss or a teeth gap toothbrush. Don’t forget to keep your tongue clean as well. You can use a special tongue scraper or brush it with your toothbrush. Your dentist can help you find a toothbrush that suits your needs as well as instruct you in brushing technique. Remember to change your toothbrush regularly.

However, not every case of bad breath can be cleaned away, and we recommend you contact us to let us examine whether further treatment is necessary.

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