Bad Breath Glenview
There are multiple causes of bad breath. These range from stomach problems to diet and teeth problems, most of the causes can be found in the mouth. They are:
- Tongue (when bacteria grows in between the papilla)
- Teeth cavities (especially when food particles get stuck in them)
- Gum diseases
- Extraction sites during healing
- Dentures when not cleaned properly
- Alcohol and tobacco
The first step to determining if you have persistent bad breath is a dental check-up. Your dentist will be able to confirm or eliminate sources of bad breath.
When the cause is discovered, treatments will be determined and explained by your dentist. If the source of the bad breath is your mouth, then mouth washes and mints may do little to resolve the problem. They usually mask the problem for a temporary period of time, and can sometimes exacerbate the situation (mouthwashes that contain alcohol cause dry mouth and usually make the bad breath worse).
These are a few other, non-dental reasons that cause bad breath:
- Sore throat
- Some food
- Infection of air passages
Following a good oral hygiene routine and receiving regular dental check-ups are the best practices to prevent bad breath. If you live in or around Glenview, give us a call today to schedule an appointment and get rid of bad breath forever!