Bad Breath, or Halitosis, is extremely common. However, few people know how to combat it. The most prominent cause of bad breath is the food you eat. Garlic, onions, and coffee are all common and well-known causes of bad breath and can typically be cleared out by thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth. If you have chronic halitosis, or persistent bad breath, your food may not be the culprit. If this is the case, brushing, flossing, and mouth-washing alone may not be enough.
Some common causes of persistent bad breath include gum disease, smoking, tobacco chewing, metabolic illnesses, uncleaned dentures, and bacteria. Fortunately, Lakeside Dental can provide a custom treatment for halitosis.
What should I do?
Set up an appointment for a cleaning. A toothbrush can only do so much. That’s why it’s important to come in every 6 months for a professional cleaning. If you regularly struggle with bad breath, be sure to ask us how to fix this. If you suspect the problem is chronic, our knowledgeable doctors can prescribe a solution. For example, after consultation your dentist may prescribe a special anti-microbial mouth rinse. Of course, these solutions are not a cure-all for bad breath but our expert staff will confidently and respectfully help you come to a solution.
Please remember that consistent cleaning is key. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional teeth cleanings are vital for preventing bad breath. Following through with your prescription with consistency will greatly alleviate bad breath.