Bad Breath Treatment by Comfortable Care Dentistry
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an embarrassing problem that can affect your self-esteem as well as others around you. There are many different reasons people suffer from bad breath and the associated bacteria can occur in almost any mouth. Dr. Kostrzewski can help to identify the reason you have bad breath and help cure your bad breath by utilizing an effective treatment program.
Causes of Bad Breath
Bad breath is typically caused when the waste produced by bacteria in the mouth, nose or stomach comes into contact with the air. Bacteria that grows on our gums and between the teeth can lead to halitosis, tooth decay and gum disease. There are numerous types of bacteria that contribute to bad breath that are present in other stinky odors, including:
- Smelly feet
- Decayed meat
- Feces aroma
- Rotten egg
- Corpse scent
Obviously the above scents are not smells that anyone wants to be remembered by. If you feel you are exhibiting foul smells from your mouth, you are not alone. There are many people that are susceptible to halitosis, including the following:
- People who practice poor oral hygiene
- People who have braces or dentures
- People who smoke
- Certain medical conditions may effect your breath such as: tooth decay, impacted teeth, abscessed teeth, periodontal disease, alcoholism, uncontrolled diabetes, kidney disease, sinusitis, throat and lung infections (such as bronchitis), post-nasal drip, allergies and dry mouth
- People who have a poor diet
Treating Bad Breath
- Good oral hygiene- Brushing twice a day with good fluoride toothpaste will remove food debris and plaque. Add flossing and mouthwash to the mix daily and you are taking a step forward in maintaining clean teeth.
- Maintain regular check-ups- Schedule a professional cleaning and evaluation at least twice a year so that your dentist can check for oral health issues, gum disease, or other problems that may be the cause of bad breath.
- Avoid smoking/chewing tobacco-based products.
- Drink lots of water to stimulate the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria.
To learn more about bad breath treatments or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kostrzewski, please contact our office today. Contact Comfortable Care Dentistry Today 203-951-3153