Did you know that halitosis, or bad breath, is one of the main reasons why people seek dental care? This can be caused by poor dental hygiene, or simply due to foods we eat. However, the most common cause is due to bacteria, this is because when bacteria breaks down food particles that are left after we eat, sulfur compounds are produced which is what cause the bad odor.
That is why in order to avoid having bad breath, it is very important to brush our teeth at least twice a day or after every meal. Bad breath can indicate other underlying issues such as tooth decay and gum disease that is why if you experience or notice that you have bad breath, it is always good to visit your dentist.
Treatment can eliminate halitosis but there are several changes you will have to make to improve your oral hygiene. Most people think that bruising your teeth is enough. However, you need to pay special attention and care to your gums by brushing them lightly and most importantly your tongue.
Your dentist might recommend a toothpaste or mouthwash that contains anti bacterial agents that will start getting rid of the odor causing bacteria. Also, we recommend that at least twice a year you get a complete checkup and cleaning, a professional cleaning will help prevent bath breath and is an effective part of treatment for halitosis.
If you suffer from bad breath and want to know how you can treat it, If you are interested in knowing more about dental implants or have any questions about how the procedure works, call us at (310) 275-0838 or visit us at 414 N Camden Drive Suite 626, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 and we will book your appointment today!