Bad breath can be an embarrassing issue, and without knowing why, may cause concern. At Stones Crossing Dentistry, we take bad breath seriously, since the culprit could be from a dental condition, such as gum disease or infection; it may also have nothing to do with dental issues, so checking with both a dentist and a physician may be suggested by Dr. Aaron Wilkins.
Here are some common reasons for bad breath:
-Smoking or other tobacco products
-Poor oral hygiene that includes brushing and flossing, and even dental rinses
-Infection or gum disease – a tooth abscess can be particularly foul-smelling
-Medical condition, known as dry mouth or xerostomia, from medication
-Dental appliances that don’t fit properly
-Offending foods, such as onions, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, or cheeses
As annoying as bad breath is, there are common steps to help correct the problem. Here are some reasons for bad breath and steps to help in Greenwood, Indiana. Some of these steps include: quitting smoking, learning effective ways to get a better clean, physical treatment, reduction or elimination of offending foods, dental treatment for infection or gum disease, oral rinses and toothpaste, and ensuring dental appliances are corrected placed.
We invite you to call our office if you or a loved one is suffering from bad breath. We are here to help you with all of your dental healthcare, so you can walk out with fresh-smelling breath and a beautiful smile! Our contact number is 317.535.3940. We look forward to your call to our dentist.