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When Your Breath Goes From Bad to Worse
Jun 26, 2019

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When smelly morning breath becomes an all-day issue, it could be something more than last night’s garlic bread. If you’re experiencing breath with a significantly worsening odor, we recommend visiting the Dental Care Center to investigate the source of your problem. Speak with one of our dentists today about how you can improve your breath to improve your confidence.

What causes bad breath?

Most scenarios result from poor hygiene, such as not having good brushing and flossing habits. Consistently leaving behind food particles on your teeth, gums, and tongue allow bacteria to grow and plaque to stick, which often give off a terrible odor that’s hard to get rid of.

Can my bad breath also be a symptom of something more serious?

Yes! If you are experiencing worsening bad breath or a consistent poor taste in your mouth, it could be a sign of gum disease. Gum disease, if untreated, can lead to significant deterioration of your gums and jawbone. Other common problems could be yeast infections in your mouth or cavities beginning to form. If it continues, alert your dentist to rule out any more serious dental problems and begin treatment.

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How can I prevent bad breath in the future?

While there are several mouth rinses that can help eliminate the germs that cause bad breath, the surest way to fight these germs is by brushing and flossing throughout the day, especially after meals. In addition, it’s important to maintain your regular checkups at the Dental Care Center to eliminate the probability of a more serious dental problem such as a cavity. If you smoke frequently, we also recommend quitting to improve dental hygiene and drinking lots of water throughout your day to keep food particles from sticking around.

For more information on treating chronic bad breath, schedule an appointment with one of our Dental Care Center dentists today!