Is An Oral Health Problem Causing Your Bad Breath?
Are you self-conscious about the smell of your breath? We all experience bad breath from time to time, especially after eating certain foods. After thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth, the problem is typically remedied. If you find that you are constantly experiencing bad breath, you could have a problem with your oral health. There are certain oral health conditions that need to be addressed to fix the smell of your breath. Bad breath can be caused by:
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you are not brushing your teeth properly or using dental floss daily, you can experience bad breath. Everyone should brush their teeth for a minimum of two minutes, twice a day. To truly understand how long two minutes is, we recommend setting a timer for yourself when you brush your teeth. Be sure that you are using dental floss when you clean your teeth at the end of the night. Dental floss helps to remove lingering food and bacteria from between the teeth. If you are unsure how to brush and floss your teeth correctly, we would be happy to demonstrate at your next appointment.
This common condition affects more than half of American adults. Although there are not many symptoms to warn you that you are having a problem, something that should alert you to an issue is bleeding gums accompanied by bad breath. If you experience regular problems with bad breath, be sure to check your gums for signs of redness and inflammation.
Untreated Tooth Decay
If we have recommended a treatment to repair tooth decay, it is important that you schedule and receive treatment as soon as possible. When decay is left untreated, it will continue to progress, and you may experience problems with bad breath.
If you notice that you have frequent bad breath, we suggest calling our office, which is located in Cincinnati, OH, 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 you restore your oral health.