If you’re someone that is embarrassed with the bad breath that you have to deal with, then you’ll be happy to know that you aren’t the only one that’s battling with it. There are a few different reasons that bad breath develops, but there are also a few techniques that you can use to counter it. At our dentist office, we do our best to provide you with the treatments that you need so that you can confidently wear your smile. Here are a few of the reasons that you may be experiencing bad breath.
Cavities are a sign of breakdown to the tooth, all caused by the bacteria and plaque that builds up in your mouth. When your teeth begin to form cavities, the tooth decay itself could cause the bad breath that you’re experiencing. On top of that, the bacteria that is still lingering in your mouth or a buildup plaque could also be contributing to your bad breath. The best way to minimize this is by brushing and flossing more frequently, rather than chewing gum and adding a layer of sugar to the enamel on your teeth.
Just like tooth decay results from a lack of brushing, gum disease results from a lack of flossing. This is also due to a buildup of plaque and bacteria that makes it’s way into the gums and creates an infection. Gum disease is so powerful that it can affect so much more than your gums; you can expect gum disease to get into your teeth and eventually affect your breath. Flossing after you brush is a great way to keep up on your both habits.
What it really comes down to is a lack of oral hygiene. The best way to minimize bad breath or the chances of it happening is to increase the number of times that you are brushing or flossing your teeth and to ensure that your smile is healthy by going to the dentist on a routine basis. Make sure to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Trainor today!