Suffering from bath breath, or halitosis can be an indication of something more serious. Usually, our bodies are very good at letting us know when there is something wrong we need to look at. Bad breath is caused by bacteria, which accumulates in our teeth or left over food particles that allow this bacteria to multiply.
There might be several causes for bad breath, the most common one being poor oral hygiene. When we clean our teeth we get rid of left over bacteria or particles that serve as bacteria breeding grounds! That is why, when we don’t brush or have poor oral hygiene these bacteria builds up, creates plaque and can lead to gum disease or tooth decay.
Other causes include:
- Poor Diet
- Gum Disease
- Tooth Decay
Depending on the seriousness and severity of each case, treatments can vary. Remember that bad breath is the cause of something more serious, for example, you might be experiencing bad breath due to gum disease, or tooth decay. Therefore, the treatment would be to treat the root of the problem, which in turn will eliminate the bad breath.
Antibacterial mouthwash is usually prescribed when treating halitosis that is not too serious. However, it is always recommended to maintain good dental habits to have better oral hygiene. Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash can drastically reduce the chances of developing halitosis.
If you suffer from bad breath and think this treatment will really help you, come visit Dr. Conner. She will help determine if this is the best solution for you. Call (423) 301-2330 and never worry about your breath again!