It’s common to wake up in the morning and have bad breath but when this smell plagues you all day, there may be a serious problem and you may need to seek the assistance of your Sunset Dentist for treatment options. Bad breath is embarrassing and it can lead to anxiety in many people.
Gums and mints can help to control this condition but without good oral health habits it may continue to get worse.We will perform a cleaning on your teeth in order to inspect them for signs of bacteria. The gums often have bacteria that may penetrate the surface and cause the bad breath. Bacteria also grows on the tongue so if you aren’t taking steps to cleanse your tongue, this could be the source of your bad breathe.
Simple lifestyle habit changes like brushing and flossing 2 times a day will help to control your bad breath. Drinking plenty of water helps to flush out the bacteria that is growing in the mouth. Dry mouth can often lead to bad breath woes. Breath mints and gum will stimulate the saliva in the mouth and can help to cut down on some of the smell.
Your Dentist may find that you have periodontal disease. This is a serious condition as the bacteria may be growing down below your gum line and can cause your teeth to become loose and weak. The dentist will need to cut below the gum line to cut out the bacteria and cleanse the dental pockets below the teeth. This is a painful procedure and with simple cleaning of the teeth and gums daily, it can be prevented.
Watch the foods you eat as many of them may lead to bad breath. Onions and garlic commonly cause bad breath problems but any food that is left in the mouth will lead to bad breath. If you continue to have bad breath, call Sunset Dental office today to schedule your cleaning and examination to determine if you have gum disease and other conditions causing bad breath.