Did you know that bad breath could be a sign of more serious dental problems? Different things can cause halitosis; most of the time the main cause of bad breath simply has poor dental hygiene. Other reasons could be infections, taking antibiotics or more serious dental health issues such as gum disease or tooth decay.
With bad oral hygiene, bacteria cause the bad smell; this is because when we eat, food adheres to our mouth and bacteria that is already in our mouths breaks it down. When the food particles are broken down, sulfur compounds are produced, and that is what causes the bad odor.
If you notice you have persistent bad breath and you can’t pinpoint why come visit us at Campbell Dental Group, we will make sure we find out what the problem is and make sure it is not tooth decay or gum disease. The treatment for bad breath can be quite simple, professional cleaning can help get rid of the buildup that causes the bacteria to reproduce, and the more waste and toxins are created. Therefore, small changes in your dental hygiene to help it improve can put an end to bad breath.
Make sure you brush your teeth after every meal to wash away any food residues, also flossing will prevent food from decomposing and allowing bacteria to spread. Coming for a professional cleaning will not only help with a thorough clean but also fluoride and sealants will help prevent bacteria from sticking to the surface of your teeth.
There are some medicated toothpaste and anti-bacterial mouthwashes that can kill bacteria, but we suggest a visit to the dentist rule out any other problems. If you would like to come in for a consultation, call at (404) 201-7900 or visit us at 4840 Roswell Rd NE, Building A Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30342.