We all have bad breath from time to time. We’ll wake up with a dry mouth and have strong “morning breath”. Enjoying a meal full of garlic, onions, or horseradish can leave a bad smell in our mouth. During a common sinus infection we may have a dry mouth with an unpleasant odor. No one wants bad breath on a regular basis.
Chronic bad breath, aka Halitosis, is a smell that does not go away from brushing your teeth, flossing, or using traditional mouthwash. People may find it too embarrassing to mention to their dentist, but it could be an early sign of gum disease or periodontal disease. Your dentist can help find out the cause of the odor, which could include cavities, cracked fillings, or a diet high in protein or acidic foods.
Changing your dental hygiene routine can help get rid of occasional bad breath. For fresher breath, try:
Don’t let bad breath get you down. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment where we can review ways for you to prevent frequent bad breath.