Have you ever tried to hide your bad breath? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people struggle with bad breath each day. What many people don’t know, is that bad breath can actually be a warning sign of a serious problem like cavities and gum disease.
There are many different causes of bad breath. Some of these reasons include:
· Certain foods
· Lack of brushing
· Lack of flossing
· Lack of mouthwash
· Some medications
· Poor cleaning techniques for braces or dentures
· Smoking and tobacco use
. Periodontal disease
No matter what causes your bad breath, you can help yourself by brushing at least two minutes a day, twice a day. Another important step to remember is to floss daily. Flossing will keep the bacteria from between your teeth and along your gum line. This will help keep your breath clean and fresh. Mouthwash can be another useful tool and aspect when it comes to killing other bacteria lurking in your smile.
However, the most effective treatment comes from understanding what is causing your bad breath. A check-up with your dentist, every 6 months, is a great opportunity to discover the underlying cause of your bad breath and reverse the condition. So, call us today and let us clean your teeth and give you the fresh breath you deserve!
If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your oral care, please give us a call today 360-876-0445 and set up an appointment. Our goal is to help you maintain your healthy smile for a lifetime.