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Possible Reasons for Bad Breath

Possible Reasons for Bad BreathBad breath can be extremely embarrassing. Sometimes bad breath can be directly attributable to something you ate, such as a meal heavily laden with garlic or onions. Other times, bad breath may be caused by oral problems that can be treated quite easily, either on your own or with the assistance of our dentist in West Hollywood.



Good oral hygiene is one of the most basic steps in combatting bad breath. Small particles of food feed the bacteria that are already present in your mouth, which then increases the risk of mouth odor. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily will help remove the plaque and bacteria buildup that contributes to bad breath. An antimicrobial mouth rinse can remove even more bacteria and leave a fresh, clean feeling.

Chronic dry mouth is another common culprit when it comes to bad breath. If you tend to have dry mouth, drinking more water and chewing sugarless gums can help keep your mouth more comfortable and your breath fresher. If the problem continues, our dentist can suggest other alternatives, including saliva replacement products.

Another important step in the fight against bad breath is the biannual dental checkup. Our dentist will perform a thorough dental exam, at which we will look for signs of decay or gum disease and other oral health problems. We will also clean your teeth of all traces of plaque and tartar, leaving you with a clean, healthy mouth.

If you have any symptoms of gum disease, including bleeding gums or chronic, intractable bad breath, our dentist may suggest periodontal treatment to help you get back on the track of good oral health. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.

 

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