People with chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration it can cause. At The Fayetteville Dentist, we can help you with this distressing problem.
There are several possible causes of bad breath, some that are often overlooked:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Digestive problems
- Systemic infection
- Bacteria on dentures
- Gum disease
- Food particles on tonsils
- Dry mouth
If your bad breath is the result of poor oral hygiene, you’re in luck—this is one of the easiest types to treat. If you have visited our dental blog before, you know step one: make sure you brush for a full three minutes and floss before you climb into bed.
People who have no idea how long they brush can set a timer (there is probably one on your smartphone). In addition to cleaning tooth surfaces, brush your tongue! Then take the time to carefully floss around each tooth to clean away the plaque between your teeth and keep your gums healthy.
Some committed oral hygiene pros brush after each meal to prohibit particles of food from sitting on their teeth during the day. In addition to freshening your breath, practicing proper oral hygiene will improve your health.
An examination and deep dental cleaning can also help. Our dental hygienist will get all the plaque and tartar off your teeth. During your examination, we’ll determine whether you have a dental problem that is contributing to your breath. Possible dental causes are: a cavity, a broken crown, or gum disease.
Treating bad breath starts with a visit to The Fayetteville Dentist in Fayetteville NC. In addition to checkups and cleanings, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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