Bad Breath Treatment

When it comes to bad breath treatment in Sunnyvale, Tooth Spa Dental has your best interest at heart. You have brushed your teeth regularly, and you have avoided those stinky cheeses and copious amounts of garlic yet the bad breath persists - this is where Tooth Spa can help. Bad breath or halitosis is a frustrating and socially uncomfortable condition that can leave you feeling helpless and self-conscious. Fortunately, you do not have to settle for poor smelling breath.

Causes Of Bad Breath

Halitosis affects around 65% of Americans, some of which suffer from "chronic halitosis" - a level of bad breath that is unremitting. The majority of halitosis cases stems from oral-based causes and can be addressed more easily than the cases that are system-based.

  • Foods - Most of us know that what we eat can leave its mark in terms of odor. The more pungent offenders (onions and garlic being some of the more obvious) linger long after your toothpaste and mouthwash have dissipated. Once the foods are digested, their chemical compounds continue to be circulated through the body and out of the mouth via the lungs. This is why brushing and rinsing are temporary cover-ups.
  • Improper Oral Hygiene - Another common cause of halitosis is the inadequate cleaning of teeth and gums. Food that remains in the mouth - on the teeth, gums and tongue - only contribute to bacterial growth.
  • Health-Related Issues - Some halitosis is the result of health conditions central to the mouth, such as gum disease and oral yeast infections. Chronic dry mouth due to salivary gland issues can decrease the amount of saliva produced. Saliva is needed to help wash away the dead cells in the mouth that decompose and cause odors.

Tips To Reduce Persistent Bad Breath

There are some basic steps you can take to reduce or eliminate bad breath. The first step is to have a daily practice of good oral hygiene. Floss once a day and brush twice a day with a fluoride-based toothpaste. It is also important to replace your toothbrush every two or three months. See your dentist two times a year for regular cleanings and oral exams to identify possible problematic areas. Remember to drink lots of water and keep your mouth hydrated to flush away any accumulated bacteria and toxins.

Prevention & Treatment For Bad Breath

Good oral care is essential to reduce plaque and the odor-causing bacteria that infiltrate your mouth. If you chew tobacco or smoke, these habits can contribute considerably to the smell.

Don't let bad breath take over your mouth and limit your social interactions. Call Tooth Spa today to schedule an appointment to talk with our friendly team of dental professionals.

 

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