Bad breath is one of those things that no one enjoys, but that everyone has from time to time. If you often suffer from bad breath, you may want to determine what’s causing it so that you can prevent bad breath in the future.
There is an assortment of things that can cause bad breath. Fortunately, Dr. Hamilton Calder is trained in a wide variety of dental techniques, including determining and treating the underlying cause of bad breath.
Germs & Bacteria
Bad breath can be caused poor oral hygiene. Plaque, food particles and bacteria that lingers in the mouth can put off an unpleasant odor. If this is the cause of your bad breath, take care to brush and floss your teeth regularly. If you have any dental restorations like a dental bridge or dentures, take extra care to clean them.
Some foods, such as garlic, onions, coffee and spicy food, can cause bad breath. As these foods enter the digestive system, they can affect the breath. If this happens, bad breath can continue until the food particles leave the digestive system and bloodstream.
Saliva is the natural cleaner of the mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth, it means that not enough saliva is being produced. Insufficient saliva means that food particles and bacteria is not being washed away. The bacteria that lingers can cause bad breath.
Please contact Comfort Dental Excellence at 281.376.4533 today to learn more about treatment for bad breath in Spring, Texas, and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.