Bad Breath: How to Get Rid of Halitosis Most Effectively and Enjoy Your Time with Your Loved Ones
Halitosis (bad breath) can be a serious problem for both adults and kids, dental clinic solutions usually being recommended by most medical experts to help prevent or treat this condition.
Are you suffering from bad breath? In most cases, if not all, the culprit is likely poor dental hygiene and tooth decay. Although we can easily facilitate extractions, root canal treatment and a variety of other possible means of getting rid of the cause of bad breath, proper diet and dental hygiene remains the main tool for fending off this uncomfortable problem.
What Causes Halitosis and How Can We Fight It?
There may be several potential causes for this problem, all of which could lead to something more serious, if not addressed:
• Sometimes it’s a simple matter of food particles from foods such as garlic or onions causing the problem. In this case, halitosis is temporary, and can be countered through basic oral hygiene.
• In certain cases, conditions such as acid reflux can also lead to the same problem. Respiratory infections and other medical conditions may have to be addressed by a certified physician.
• Even dry mouth or smoking can lead to the onset of bad breath, doctor support being unnecessary in this case beyond a basic checkup. Smoking, however, also ties in to impaired oral health, and can aid in creating problems with your teeth.
• The main culprit, however, is poor oral hygiene. When it comes to bad breath, dentist support is the best cure, since there is no other way to tackle problems such as tooth decay, gingivitis or bacteria hiding in cavities.
To fight the problem, most of the time you can’t simply use mints and toothpaste. At our dental clinic we can help you out in defeating halitosis through a variety of reliable prevention techniques and treatments designed to address the underlying cause, instead of just tackling halitosis symptoms.
Prevention of Halitosis, Coping and Treatment Options
When it comes to prevention, you have to exercise proper oral health by flossing beneath your teeth, brushing your teeth and gums, cleaning your tongue and making sure to pay particular attention to the area where your gums and teeth meet.
If the problem doesn’t disappear through simple coping and prevention, we recommend that you visit our clinic for a full checkup. We can detect even the most basic of problems, such as cavities and tooth decay, and address them before they can cause any more damage.
Frequently Asked Questions about Bad Breath and Halitosis
Q: I don’t have bad breath (yet). How do I keep my teeth healthy to prevent it?
A: Quit smoking, reduce alcohol consumption, maintain a balanced diet, use sugar-free gum, and cut down on drinks and foods that contain large quantities of sugar.
Q: Can you recommend any special products I can get, such as toothbrushes or toothpaste?
A: We’d recommend that you choose either an electric toothbrush or a smaller toothbrush with soft, synthetic bristles. Also, make sure you replace your toothbrush once every 3 months.
Q: What happens if you identify gum disease as the cause of the problem?
A: As long as you visit our dentistry clinic for checkups, we can keep track of your progress and identify problems like gingivitis in their early stages, and you’ll find that mild forms of gingivitis that may be a cause for halitosis can still be reversed with daily brushing and flossing.