Bad breath can be a sign of poor oral health. It can result from:
If you’re not brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily, food particles can remain in your mouth. This promotes bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. Poor dental habits are known to be one of the causes of bad breath.
Gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) can also be the result of poor dental hygiene.
During the first stage, gingivitis has symptoms you may not notice, or realize can lead to more serious problems.
Bad Breath is most often caused by little bacteria in your mouth creating stinky gasses. These pesky bacteria are able to flourish and grow to large numbers in a number of areas. In the gum tissue, in a decayed tooth, on the tongue, on tonsils, and even from the stomach.
Of course if you just had a garlic and sardine pizza for breakfast, that may be adding to your bad breath too
Controlling the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath is the key. If the problem is in the mouth, then regular dental hygiene appointments, regular dental check-ups with regular dental radiographs (X-rays) will all help getting rid of some causes of bad breath.
And we know that cold pizza is the best, but garlic and sardines? Really?
First, bravo for brushing. We all applaud that. But there is nothing more efficient that a good dental hygiene visit to help calm down those bacteria in and around your gums.
How can I permanently get rid of bad breath?
Well, not without proper professional care, diligent home care, and finding the source of the bad breath. Maybe switch to a Hawaiian pizza as well.
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Persistent bad breath that lingers even after brushing may be warning signs of gum or periodontal disease. So if you want to keep your body and mind fresh, go to a dentist.
The buildup of plaque and bacteria on teeth cause toxins to form in the mouth. This irritates the gums, and if left untreated, can damage the gums and jawbone.
Persistent bad breath may also be caused by food debris in tonsils at the back of your throat, by stomach issues, and by mouth or throat infections. It is wise for your own health to have persistent bad breath assessed by a dentist or medical doctor.
If you’re concerned and self conscious about bad breath, it’s important to have your oral health checked. Halitosis treatment can be a good option to get help with this problem. The causes of bad breath could be simple, or they could mean there are more significant health concerns.
We will do a thorough exam and detailed history to understand and diagnose your oral health issues. Don’t let your oral health decline. If you are concerned about chronic bad breath, make an appointment with us to discuss bad breath options or call us at 403 262-9898 today.