Oh No…Is That My Breath?!
Do you find yourself self-conscious over the smell of your breath? Or do you always take a step back when speaking closely to others? Bad breath is something that we all try to avoid but experience from time to time. Bad breath usually happens after eating or drinking certain foods and drinks. The problem occurs when you experience bad breath more often than not. Bad breath can be a sign that there is a problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about what problems may be occurring in your mouth.
What Can Be Causing Your Bad Breath
If your breath has been problematic, there may be an issue with your oral health. Typically, after experiencing bad breath from eating or drinking, a thorough brushing and flossing will remove any smelly odors. If the odor remains, you may have an issue that needs to be evaluated and treated. There can be quite a few issues that are causing your bad breath such as:
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you have recurring bad breath, the first thing you can do is evaluate the way in which you clean your teeth. If you are not brushing and flossing properly, the lingering bacteria in the mouth can be causing an odor. If you are unsure of the proper way to clean your teeth, we can help.
When bacteria turn into tooth decay, and if it is not properly treated, the decay will continue to grow. Similar to the odor caused by poor oral hygiene, lingering tooth decay can also lead to issues with your breath. If we recommend a treatment for tooth decay, be sure to schedule your treatment as soon as possible.
When the gums become inflamed and infected, there are not many warning signs that would alert you to a problem. One of the few warning signs signaling gum disease is bad breath. This is one of the reasons we are passionate about patients visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations.
If you are dealing with frequent bad breath, be sure to contact our office located in Silverdale, WA to schedule an appointment. We want to examine your mouth to be sure there are no problems that have developed. We want to get your oral health back on track.