We’ve all found ourselves in close quarters with friends or during a meeting, wondering if our breath is as minty-fresh now as it was this morning. Bad breath is not just embarrassing to live with as there are a number of serious dental and medical concerns that could be responsible or related to, halitosis. A discussion about your breath, and overall mouth health, with Dr. Reynaldo Barbon will restore your confidence in your breath, while also addressing any underlying factors that may be responsible.
At Superb Dental Care, Reynaldo Barbon, DDS and his team of professionals will ensure your comfort during the examination and offer you solutions that address each of your issues.
Causes of Bad Breath
There are a number of causes of bad breath, with the most obvious culprits being related to the foods you eat. If you find yourself with a severe case of unfriendly breath after lunch, perhaps consider cutting back on onion or garlic-rich meals. Food and the use of tobacco products can leave you with breath that not even a mint can cover up.
A lack of good oral hygiene can be responsible for bad breath. Not brushing and flossing after every meal can lead to a buildup of bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria excrete compounds that will lead to an increasingly unpleasant smell and taste in your mouth until you brush and floss.
Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to unpleasant breath. These are issues that Dr. Barbon can identify quickly during an examination.
Acid reflux and other medical issues can be the cause of bad breath. Uncontrolled diabetes can result in breath that has an unpleasant odor and is often one of the first indicators that your blood sugar levels are not within a healthy range.
Once Dr. Barbon has assessed your oral health, he can provide you with treatment options.
Bad Breath Treatment Solutions
The quickest fix to your unpleasant breath is to ensure that you avoid consuming a lot of strong-smelling foods, including onions, leeks, garlics, and peppers. These foods may be delicious but if they are impacting your daily life by contributing to bad breath then you should start to eliminate them from your diet until you see an improvement in your breath.
Other bad breath treatment plans will address any tooth decay or gum disease you may have while also ensuring that you get a cleaning with the dental hygienist.
Brushing, flossing, and using an alcohol-free mouthwash will definitely also help you to see a dramatic improvement in the quality of your breath. Remember that mouthwash containing alcohol can oftentimes contribute to a dry mouth which may also lead to bad breath.
Be sure you schedule and keep up with your routine checkups with Dr. Reynaldo Barbon at Superb Dental Care. Routine checkups will keep your teeth looking great, your breath smelling terrific, and ensure the health of your mouth.