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.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina


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7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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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:

  1. Poor oral hygiene
  2. Digestive problems
  3. Systemic infection
  4. Bacteria on dentures
  5. Gum disease
  6. Food particles on tonsils
  7. 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!

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 and 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina


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