Bad breath is one of those things that no one enjoys having, but that everyone has from time to time. If you often suffer from bad breath, you may want to determine what’s causing it so that you can prevent bad breath in the future.
There is an assortment of things that can cause bad breath. Luckily, Dr. Bing Javier is trained in a wide variety of dental techniques, including determining and treating the underlying cause of bad breath.
Germs in the Mouth
Bad breath can be caused poor oral hygiene. Plaque, food particles and bacteria that is allowed to linger in the mouth can put off an unpleasant odor. If this is the cause of your bad breath, take care to brush and floss your teeth regularly. If you have any dental restorations like a dental bridge or dentures, take extra care to clean them.
Some foods, such as garlic, onions, coffee and spicy food, can cause bad breath. As these foods enter the digestive system, they can affect the individual’s breath. If this happens, bad breath can continue until the food particles leave the digestive system and bloodstream.
Saliva is the mouth’s natural cleaner. If you suffer from dry mouth, it means that not enough saliva is being produced. Insufficient saliva means that food particles and bacteria is not being washed away. The bacteria that is allowed to linger can cause bad breath.
The inflamed gums and decay that is caused by gum disease can cause chronic bad breath. As gum disease progresses, the severity of the bad breath may also progress. Having gum disease treated can eliminate gum disease.
We invite you to contact Javier and Associates at 215-368-1412 today to learn more about treatment for bad breath in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.