Bad breath is something we’ve all experienced at one point or another.
Maybe you were on the delivering end and watched as the person you were talking to cringed and contorted while you were talking to them. Or maybe you’ve had the unpleasant experience of talking to someone with terrible breath and not knowing how to tell them. This kind of bad breath is pretty common and typically occurs after you’ve eaten some kind of food like garlic that tends to stick around in your mouth in the form of food particles and causes temporary bad breath. For those with chronic bad breath, this can be a nightmare.
Having bad breath that doesn’t go away when you brush your teeth or gargle with mouthwash is typically a sign of a more serious underlying issue. It could be an infection of some sort in your sinuses which is leaving smelly bacteria around in your mouth, or it could be simple dehydration.Dental problems can cause halitosis as well. Tooth decay and gum disease can create pockets in your mouth for bacteria to fester in. Periodontal disease and gingivitis are the most common causes of this. Smoking leads to many of these nasty conditions and also contributes to drying out your mouth, making it smell like bad breath and stale smoke. It’s very hard to maintain good breath while being a smoker. Other possible causes of halitosis are even more serious such as things like liver and kidney disease.
Whatever the cause of halitosis, there are a few ways you can manage or attempt to eliminate it. If you think your bad breath is being caused by dehydration or leftover food, particles you can brush your teeth and rinse out with mouthwash as well as drink lots of water. If your bad breath doesn’t go away after this you may want to visit a doctor to find out the real cause of your halitosis.
Many people are embarrassed to go to a dentist for their bad breath because they think the dentist will judge them based on their bad breath, but you can rest assured the dentists at Apple Valley Dental Group have seen countless cases of halitosis and not only are they not fazed by , they can help you treat it. All of the staff at Apple Valley Dental Group understands your situation and is happy to be able to help you. They don’t want you to suffer from this any longer. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Byers or Dr. Sartelle today at Apple Valley Dental Group. Better breath is just a phone call or click away!