Bad Breath and Oral Health

You may notice it yourself, but sometimes bad breath goes unnoticed. Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing, especially when it is persistent. Many men and women who struggle with bad breath turn to oral rinses, chewing gum, and breath mints to mask the smell, but these efforts are often fruitless. If you are having trouble finding the cause of your chronic halitosis, the best solution is to schedule a check-up with your dentist.

What Causes Bad Breath?

 

 

How Do I Treat Bad Breath?

It is vital to adopt and maintain good oral hygiene for optimal dental health and bad breath prevention. Drinking plenty of water, avoiding coffee, and quitting smoking are also recommended for a fresh-smelling mouth. Seeing a dentist twice a year can also help stave off bad breath by detecting odor-causing conditions early. In some cases, patients may require a periodontal examination, which involves a thorough analysis of the teeth, gums, bite, and jawbone.

It is essential to visit your dentist at least twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy. To schedule a dental or periodontal exam appointment with Dr. Christine Chung, please call +15512224493.

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