People who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration it can cause. If this sounds familiar, talk to us about it at Jordan Landing Smiles in West Jordan.
There are several possible causes of bad breath, including some that may be overlooked:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Digestive problems
- Systemic infection
- Bacteria on dentures
- Gum disease
- Food particles on tonsils
- Dry mouth
If your bad breath is the result of poor oral hygiene, you’re in luck—this is one of the simplest types to treat. Just be sure you brush for a full three minutes and floss before you climb into bed. Brushing after each meal is also a good idea.
People who have no idea how long they brush can set a timer (there is probably one on your smartphone). And remember to brush your tongue! Floss between all your tetth to remove debris.
Other possible causes include a cavity, a broken crown, or gum disease. If we suspect that your bad breath is caused by a non-dental condition, we can refer you to the appropriate medical professional.
Treating bad breath starts with a visit to Jordan Landing Smiles in West Jordan. People from Kearns, Midvale, and Salt Lake come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry, and many other services. Call to schedule an appointment today!
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