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Are you experiencing signs of halitosis?

 

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Are you experiencing signs of halitosis (bad breath)? Are you constantly covering your mouth with your hands when you are talking?

Everyone occasionally experiences halitosis (bad breath). For example, morning breath is a common condition caused by the reduced saliva flow at night (saliva helps wash away food and bacteria in the mouth, keeping the breath fresh). In most cases this is considered normal. However, persistent bad breath can signal dental or other health problems and needs to be addressed.

Causes of halitosis:

  • Inadequate dental hygiene
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Dry mouth (xerostomia), which can be caused by certain illnesses or medications
  • Infections of the respiratory tract, such as throat, lung, and sinus infections
  • Systemic illnesses like diabetes, liver disease, lung disease, kidney disease, and acid reflux
  • Cigarette smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Certain foods and beverages, like onions, garlic, and coffee

 

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Carol is here to provide you with some helpful tips if you are experiencing bad breath.

  1. Brush & Floss daily- at least two times per day. This will help to remove stubborn food particles remaining in between your teeth and gums.
  2. Use an oral mouth rinse, used to flush out bacteria.
  3. Consider an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque and bacteria in those hard to reach places.
  4. Avoid foods with strong odors such as garlic, red onions, coffee & more. Garlic and red onions both have sulfuric compounds that get absorbed into our
    bloodstream and can cause bad breath several hours after eating.
  5. Schedule your routine hygiene visit and check-ups as these visit are essential in maintaining excellent oral hygiene.

 

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