Bad Breath: A Dental Problem 40 Million Americans Have
Make Cunning Dental Group your first stop in dealing with bad breath.
Do you have bad breath? We can help!
What is the cause of Bad Breath?
Poor oral hygiene, also referred to as halitosis, is the most common cause of bad breath. If small particles of food are left in the mouth, bacteria can produce sulfur compounds as the food is broken down. The best treatment for bad breath is regular brushing, flossing, and keeping the mouth hydrated to reduce odors. Brushing of the tongue is highly recommended to reduce bad breath. Cunning Dental Group recommends regular hygiene treatments with our top hygienists so we can make sure your teeth are clean and beautiful and so you have fresh breath.
Everyone, and I mean everyone, is scared and embarrassed of bad breath! Almost nothing is as embarrassing in social situations as bad breath. Did you know that it’s the 3rd most common reason people visit the dentist? (1st reason is tooth decay, 2nd reason is gum disease.)
The good news is that Cunning Dental Group can help you take control of bad breath for good! Do you frequently find yourself asking, “Do I have bad breath”? Do you wake up in the morning asking yourself “Why does my mouth taste bad”? The bottom line is that these questions are common when dealing with bad breath in the mouth.
Bad breath can also be caused by food. For instance, if you eat something like garlic or onions, this would definitely leave a lingering odor. However, most of our patients are more concerned with chronic bad breath. If you have tried everything to get rid of your bad breath with no avail, then contact us today so we can help you get control.
Bacteria The Main Cause of Bad Breath
If bacteria in the mouth is allowed to grow and spread it releases by-products of malodorous acids and fatty acids. The tongue, which contains 75% of the bacteria that causes bad breath, produces keratin to help coat and protect it. A keratin layer can build up which allows an environment for bacteria and dead cells to accumulate. Bacteria in the mouth is the main cause of bad breath.
Oral Hygiene video (click video to play)
Cunning Dental Group recommends that you brush your teeth and tongue at least twice a day especially after you eat. A tongue brush or scraper can help reduce the amount of keratin allowed to accumulate on the tongue. Also floss your teeth at least once a day and drink a lot of water to prevent dry mouth. All of these activities lead to reduced bad breath.