Can bad breath or halitosis be avoided?
Bad breath or halitosis as Dr. Randy Lozada calls it, is having an unpleasant odor in your mouth when you talk or breath. The primary cause of bad breath is the thriving of bacteria in the mouth which results in a bad breath.
Bad breath may be caused by the following:
- Dry mouth is when our salivary gland is not producing much saliva needed to wet the mouth.
- The reaction of certain foods in the mouth and saliva.
- Presence of cavities
- Gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis
- Respiratory tract disease
- Consumption of tobacco products
- Use of dental appliances or dentures
- Morning breath is awful because your mouth dries up and there is less saliva produced causing the mouth to be dry.
- Poor dental hygiene such as the improper way of tooth-brushing and/or flossing leaving food particles in the between teeth that could lead to decay.
How can one avoid bad breath?
- Proper oral routine should be done like thorough brushing of the teeth regularly, flossing.
- Use of mouthwash
- Use of a tongue cleaner
- Chewing a sugar-free gum in case tooth brushing is not available may be a brief solution
- Have you ever experience a person whom you are talking with is suddenly pulling away from you. Then, it is time to check your breath because if you have a bad breath you may be the last one to know simply because the odor-detecting cells on your nose are so used with the smell of your own breath.
VISIT YOUR DENTIST so that the cause of your bad breath can be traced, treated and avoided. Dr. Lozada has treated numerous patients with this bad breath problems.
Did you know that bad breath could be caused by inflamed gums? Dr. Lozada has multiple laser machines dedicated exclusively for the treatment of gum problems. Call him to schedule a complimentary phone consultation at his Newhall office 661-799-3920
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