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Aug 18th, 2022
Everyone has dealt with bad breath at least once in their life - whether it’s from eating too many onions or forgetting to brush in the morning while rushing out the door. Bad breath can affect everyone; however, certain underlying dental and health conditions can turn bad breath into a consistent and serious problem.
Bad breath can impact your confidence in social settings, affecting your overall quality of life. If bad breath has become an issue beyond what’s considered normal, it might be time to call your NW Calgary dentist for bad breath dental care.
Bad breath, referred to as halitosis in medical terms, can be caused by a number of reasons:
When we eat certain foods that cause bad breath, the smell eventually goes away, typically with a drink of water, a mint, and with brushing and flossing. However, when we don’t brush or floss regularly, the food particles remain in our mouth and a sticky film of bacteria (plaque) forms.
Brushing and flossing remove some of this plaque, while routine cleaning eliminates the plaque that a regular toothbrush can’t get to. Poor dental habits lead to tooth decay and gum disease, which can result in bad breath that doesn’t go away.
Bad breath can be caused by an underlying health issue such as:
The good news is that if you’re dealing with persistent bad breath, there are treatments available that can help. Depending on the issue, your dentist may recommend:
When you schedule bad breath care with us at Pro Grace Dental, we will assess the health of your teeth and gums and ask questions about your health history to determine the root cause of the problem.
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