Excuse My Breath
Do you find yourself obsessively trying to mask the smell of your breath by chewing gum or sucking on a breath mint? We have all experienced bad breath at some point in our lives. It usually occurs after eating and drinking certain foods, such as garlic and coffee. However, if you find that you are noticing regular bad breath you may be experiencing a complication with your oral health. Read on to learn what may be causing your breath issues.
What Causes Bad Breath?
We all experience bad breath from time to time, but the problem is typically solved after your teeth are thoroughly brushed and flossed. If you are experiencing regular issues with bad breath, you may be suffering from a problem with your oral health such as:
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you have problems with bad breath, our first recommendation is to evaluate the manner in which you clean your teeth. Be sure you are brushing thoroughly for two minutes at least twice a day. We also suggest using dental floss daily to remove any lingering food and bacteria from between the teeth. Leftover food and bacteria in the mouth can lead to unpleasant odors.
When tooth decay remains untreated, it will continue to progress and lead to problems in the mouth. Bad breath is one of the symptoms of tooth decay. If we recommend a treatment for tooth decay, be sure to schedule your treatment as soon as possible.
This condition is a common problem that many adults face. Although there are not many warning signs, bad breath is one of the indicators that you may be experiencing a problem.
If you notice that you have frequent bad breath, we suggest calling our office, which is located in Houston, TX, 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 restore your oral health.