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Bad Breath

Lifetime Dental, Lake Forest Explains Bad Breath

There are a few different causes of bad breath. Ranging 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

 

breath1If you or someone you know is concerned about bad breath, the first step is a dental check up. Your dentist will be able to confirm or rule out the source. When the cause is found, treatment will be determined and explained by your dentist. If the source of the bad breath is your mouth, there is little chance that mouth washes or mints can treat the problem. They usually mask the problem for a short period of time, and can sometimes exacerbate the situation (mouthwashes that contain alcohol cause dry mouth and usually make it worse).

These are a few other, non-dental reasons that cause bad breath:

  • Sore throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Some food
  • Infection of air passages

Following a good oral hygiene routine and receiving regular dental check ups are the best ways to prevent bad breath.

Contact Us to Learn More About Bad Breath

Schedule an appointment with Lifetime Dental, Lake Forest to learn more about Bad Breath. Visit our office, conveniently located at 23731 El Toro Road, Suite D, Lake Forest, CA 92630 by calling 949-581-8109, or by filling out our Contact Us form.

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