Men and women who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this ailment. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Digestive problems
- Systemic infection
- Bacteria on dentures
- Gum disease
- Food particles on tonsils
- Dry mouth
At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we can help you with this unpleasant problem. If your bad breath is the result of inadequate oral hygiene, you’re in luck—this is one of the simplest 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, scrub 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 dedicated 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.
Schedule an examination and deep dental cleaning at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS in Murray. Our dental hygienist will get all the plaque and calculus off your teeth. During your examination, Dr. Clint Blackwood will 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. If we suspect that your bad breath is linked to a non-dental condition, such as a respiratory infection, you will be referred to an appropriate medical professional.
Treating bad breath starts with a visit to Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS. In addition to general dental care, we provide a complete menu of dental services including wisdom teeth removal, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign. Call 801-938-8855 today!
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