What Causes Bad Breath and How to Prevent and Treat it

How to get rid of Bad Breath By Campbellford Dentist

Bad Breath Treatment

It can be very embarrassing when you’re mid in conversation and there’s an unpleasant smell lingering on your breath. Whether it’s during a first impression, a date, or just a catch-up with a friend, it might be too late when you finally realize that the reason your conversation was cut short was because of your bad breath. If you’ve had this kind of awkward moment, don’t sweat it—our Brampton dentist can address your bad breath issue.

Bad breath, also referred to as halitosis is a common issue that affects many patients. Keeping good oral hygiene is very important regardless of your age. Avoiding bad breath and keeping your breath fresh involves several factor including good dental habits such as regular brushing, flossing and routine dental check-ups. These are important steps to take in order to prevent bad breath from occurring. For patients that are currently experiencing bad breath, it’s important to find the root cause of the problem. This can include poor oral hygiene practices, foods consumed, smoking, dry mouth and even medical conditions.

When you take care of your oral health, you’re not just preventing bad breath but also improving your self-esteem and your game in social situations.

When discussing oral hygiene, we’re focussing on keeping your mouth clean with proper brushing and flossing techniques. Removing elements that can build up on your teeth and gums. Practicing good oral hygiene can prevent the growth of bad breath in Brampton and reduce other potential problems such as cavities, gum disease, and infections that add to the situation if ignored.

Halitosis is a result of many things however getting rid of bad breath starts with addressing the problem the first time. The main reason for halitosis is the result of buildup of bacteria in the mouth. This is seen primarily on the tongue, cheeks and the space between teeth. Brushing and flossing teeth on a daily basis prevents food from collecting in your mouth and between your teeth which can cause bacteria to start building up and cavities to start forming. If you are taking different types of medications this can cause your saliva to dry up. Saliva helps the mouth expel food particles that can rot and cause bad breath. Your dentist can prescribe artificial saliva or sugarless candy so that you can continue taking your medication without having to worry about having bad breath.

Make an appointment with your dentist if you’re concerned about bad breath so they can find the underlying cause of it. Your dentist can suggest various bad breath treatments to fight off the effects of bad breath.

The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.

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We are accepting the Government of Canada Canadian Dental Insurance Plan (CDCP). The CDCP is a new Canadian Dental Care Plan where individuals that do not have access to an employer provided or private dental insurance plan can apply for. As an important part of dental care and overall health, the Government of Canada recognizes the expenses that can be associated with dental treatment and is committed to helping Canadians receive the dental treatments that are required while also making it more affordable.

The CDCP is offered to help low income families who do not have dental insurance by covering some costs associated with dental services for families with net income that is under $90,000.