Beating Horrible Halitosis

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This post from The Fayetteville Dentist takes a look at bad breath and how to beat it. Or is should we say takes a whiff of it?

Brushing just your teeth may not be enough to get all the food debris in your mouth. Bacteria can grow in those places only floss can reach. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth is often  enough to keep your breath minty fresh most of the time.

Also, the food you are eating can impact the odor in your mouth. Onions, garlic, and coffee are likely to show up on the breath regardless of consistent brushing.

Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause salivation issues which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth, or even a head cold can cause an odor. The oral flora is ever-changing.

Finally, dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis.

  1. Brush and floss the teeth as well as brush the tongue, gums, and sides of the mouth.
  2. Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
  3. Stay on top of health issues.
  4. Keep dentures clean.

At The Fayetteville Dentist in Fayetteville NC, we want all our patients to have fresh breath and good dental health. We also have an office in Hope Mills. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

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4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina


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