What’s causing that consistent and pesky bad breath that you’ve been experiencing? The culprit could be a number of things including a certain medication that you may be taking, an allergy or a gastrointestinal ailment. Gum disease and a history of poor oral health are commonly associated with chronic bad breath as well. Actually, other than the pain from tooth decay or injury, bad breath is what motivates a lot of people to see a dentist.
Spicy foods or strong beverages can produce temporary mouth odors but they can usually be handled by chewing on a mint or rinsing with a tangy mouthwash. Persistent bad breath on the other hand, is a more serious matter. Your dentist or oral hygienist will be able to suggest optional remedies. Regular professional cleanings will remove the bacteria that may be contributing to your halitosis. If you suffer from an advanced stage of gum disease a scraping and root planing treatment may be necessary.
There are changes that you can make at home as well. Adopt a regimen of good oral health habits that includes brushing twice a day for two minutes at a time and flossing -don’t skip the flossing! A toothbrush can’t reach in between your teeth nearly as well as a string of dental floss can.
Talk to a licensed hygienist at Southlands Dental to get more information and helpful tips on how to maintain the fresh breath that comes from having your teeth cleaned professionally. Call 720-886-0606 today.