Bad Breath (Halitosis)
There are many different consequences of poor oral health practices. Along with tooth decay and periodontal diseases like gingivitis, people can also suffer from bad breath, also known as halitosis. When you fail to brush your teeth and floss daily, food particles can get trapped in your mouth, causing bacteria to grow around the teeth, gums, and even on the tongue.
If severe enough, bad breath could be a sign of another oral health problem. Along with brushing and flossing twice a day, at least twice a year you need to visit a dentist who can provide you with the best oral health care available. For more information on taking great care of your teeth and gums, or to schedule an appointment, call the Austin cosmetic dentists of BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299.
How to Prevent Bad Breath
- Make sure you are brushing your teeth and tongue twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and using floss
- Remove and clean dentures at night if you wear them
- Quit unhealthy habits like using tobacco
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day and watch the foods you eat
Above all, make sure you are seeing your dentist regularly to ensure that your teeth and mouth are healthy.
At BridgeView Dental, our Austin dentists will provide you with the best dental care available. Contact one of our cosmetic dentists today at 512-347-8299.