Caring for your smile includes being aware of any oral health problems or risks that you may have. If you are suffering from halitosis, which is also frequently referred to as bad breath, it means that foul orders are emanating out of your mouth. Although some may simply be the cause of breath-offending foods that you’ve consumed, others could be linked to underlying conditions that need to be treated.
If you are suffering from gum disease or a toothache, it can often produce bad breath. As with many other oral health risks, you will want to make sure that you are continually brushing and flossing your teeth every day and rinsing out your mouth of any bacteria that can cause bad breath. Make sure to also brush off your tongue, as it can contribute to bad breath due to bacteria that can often cling to the back of it. If you would rather not use your brush, use cleaning tools such as a tongue scraper.
Bad breath could be the result of oral appliances that have not been thoroughly cleaned. If you have dentures or a mouth guard, you need to make sure that they are cleaned thoroughly before being inserted into your mouth. Another common risk of bad breath is linked to smoking, so eliminating tobacco products from your life. Not only will tobacco products cause oral health risks such as bad breath, but they can even lead to tooth loss and cancer.
If you would like to visit our team for halitosis prevention and treatments from our dentist, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dental office in Dennison, Ohio. You are welcome to call Complete Dental Care at 740-229-4180.