Bad Breath Doesn’t Go Away By Itself

When it comes to bad breath, there are two kinds of people — those who know it and those who don’t. Thankfully for your friends and loved ones, if you’re reading this you’re in the first group and want to do something about your bad breath. None of us wants to be a significant bother to those around us, and an appointment with the dentists at Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group will help you find a solution to your issues and give your friends and family a breath of fresh air.

Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by some of life’s best pleasures – our morning coffee, garlic bread with dinner, onions on our favorite sandwich. Thankfully, this type of bad breath can be handled by brushing your teeth and tongue and rinsing with mouthwash. But if it seems that you’re popping breath mints, chewing on gum and gargling with zeal and sensing no improvement, it’s time to visit the Marconi Dental Group and see an expert. Please don’t try to fix a dental problem with mints, even if they have atomic-level strength!

What Causes Bad Breath?

  • Bad dental hygiene leaves food in the mouth that makes bacteria grow. Bacteria smell bad, which makes your breath smell bad. Lots of bacteria leads to gum disease, which creates more space for food and even more bacteria under the gums. Poor hygiene leads to a spiral effect of bad breath that gets worse and worse.
  • Cavities and loose dental appliances can lead to bad breath.
  • Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, leads to more bacteria in your mouth. It’s a common side effect of certain drugs or it may be a physical disorder.
  • Tobacco products can lead to bad breath by causing dry mouth (in addition to oral cancers and stained teeth).
  • Certain disorders, such as sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia or diabetes can cause bad breath.

So How To Fix Bad Breath?

It’s obvious that bad breath is created by problems either small or severe, but there are solutions for each of these situations. The bright side is that we can diagnose the cause and suggest a cure during a visit to our Marconi Avenue dental office. Make an appointment now and we’ll have your breath smelling fresh again!

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