Is Your Breath Giving You A Warning?
Do you find that you are continuously worried about bad breath? Do you constantly take a step back when talking with others? Are you always reaching for a breath mint or just self-conscious in general? It is not uncommon to experience bad breath from time to time. This is especially common if you are a big coffee drinker or enjoy garlic in your food. When food or beverage is the cause of bad breath, the smell can be eliminated after a thorough teeth brushing. When you experience frequent bad breath, however, it can be worrisome because it is a warning sign something may be amiss with your oral health.
What Can Cause Bad Breath?
Aside from food and beverages, there are a number of factors that can contribute to bad breath. Unfortunately, if you are experiencing frequent, unexplained breath issues, it is a sign that you should visit our office. Bad breath can be caused by:
If you have delayed your routine hygiene visit or postponed a treatment for tooth decay, this may be the cause of your bad breath. In the same way that rotting food begins to have an odor, teeth that are decaying may also begin to smell.
This condition does not come with many warning signs, but bad breath is one of the few indicators that you may have this common disease. When bacteria and plaque build up along the gumline and between teeth, it can lead to serious inflammation problems.
Brushing and flossing help remove lingering food and bacteria from your mouth. If your hygiene routine is lacking in one way or another, the remaining bacteria in your mouth can cause bad breath. Be sure to floss daily and brush at least twice daily. Don’t forget to brush your tongue too!
If you notice that you have frequent bad breath, we suggest calling our office located in Wayne, NJ to schedule an appointment. If you have a problem with your oral health, we want to determine the issue and create a treatment plan as soon as possible. We look forward to helping restore your oral health.