Is bad breath getting you down? Whether or not it may be a consistent occurrence; bad breath has affected every one of us.
According to the American Dental Association, an estimated 65% of Americans have bad breath while over 40 million Americans have consistent bad breath, also known as chronic halitosis.
We at Penn Dental Family Practice strive to bring you up-to-date, informative and useful information; which is why we present to you Dental Hygiene 101: How To Deal With Bad Breath.
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by a variety of reasons. Sometimes bad breath is caused by leftover food in the gums and teeth. Other reasons can include:
Diagnosing halitosis is probably as easy as it sounds. Simply have a friend, relative or dentist smell your breath. Pretty simple, huh?
If you decide that you need to seek treatment for your breath, your dentist may recommend to you a mouth rinse and toothpaste that kills the bacteria in your mouth.
More serious issues involve treatment of periodontal disease. Your dentist or hygienist will measure your gum tissue and determine if you have inflamed or bleeding gums (signs of periodontal infection) – which do lead to halitosis.
Aside from making sure to use mouth rinse and toothpaste, you can manage how to deal with bad breath by:
We hope that you have enjoyed this informational on how to get rid of bad breath. If after these home remedies, you still cannot shake off the stink, please give us a call at 215-898-7337 or make an appointment online to see one of our hygienists and bring that smile back to the odorless perfection it was meant to be.
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