Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an oral health condition in which foul odors emanate from your mouth. Although it stands to believe that all forms of bad breath would simply arise from your mouth, the truth is it could be linked to an underlying health condition. Thus, it is important to make sure that you receive the necessary examinations if you are suffering from bad breath to determine what its exact causes are. Oftentimes individuals who are suffering from bad breath simply use a form of cosmetic mouthwash to help mask the issue. However, this will not eliminate the cause of the bad breath, and it will simply continue to occur.
If you routinely suffer from issues associated with bad breath or bad breath related symptoms, you will need to first assess where the damage is coming from in order to eliminate the bad breath. It could be as simple as something as simple as a dietary issue where you are eating or drinking breath offending substances. However, if it’s something more serious in your diet, including unhealthy foods and drinks that have led to an increase in oral health risks, you will need to improve your diet and treat the issues associated with it. This could be linked to gum disease, toothaches, or another similar infection or disease in your mouth.
In many situations, bad breath is the result of plaque buildup in your mouth not being adequately treated. To help make sure that bad breath cannot pool and collect on your teeth and gums, be sure to brush your teeth twice every day and floss once as well. This will help remove any plaque and bacteria that may linger after eating. In some severe situations, bad breath may be linked to an underlying ailment deep within your body. It can range from anything from respiratory tract infections to problems associated with your liver and kidneys. To effectively treat bad breath, first treat the conditions causing it.
No matter the bad breath treatments you are in need of treatment for halitosis, Dr. Alfred Haeberer and our team at Haeberer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up a bad breath assessment and come see us at our office in Sterling, Virginia, please call us at 703-433-2155 to speak with a member of our team.