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Tooth Brushing and Bad Breath

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Stop trying to cover up your bad breath with gums and mints, these products can make the bacterial odors even worse!

Do you feel like you’re constantly struggling with bad breath? If so, you’ve most likely tried everything – brushing your teeth better, breath mints and mouth washes. Chances are your bad breath keeps coming back, no matter how thoroughly you’re trying to brush. Why is that, and what else is there left to do?

First, it’s important to understand what can cause bad breath. There are many factors that can cause halitosis, but some of the most common are:

  • Gum disease / periodontal disease
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Food packing under the gums and between teeth
  • Allergies or sinus infections
  • Bacteria on the tongue
  • Oral infections
  • Diet
  • Mouth breathing

Halitosis May Be Deeper than Brushing

One of the biggest reasons people suffer from bad breath, even if they’re doing everything else right, is because of gum disease. Gum disease causes deep pockets to develop around the tooth that allows food and bacteria to pack deeply into it. This can compromise the integrity of the tooth. It often leaves a bad taste in the mouth and an odor when you attempt to clean it. Unfortunately, deep gum pockets are impossible to clean out with just a toothbrush and floss.

Stop trying to cover up your bad breath with gums and mints. The sugars in these products can make the bacterial odors even worse. Schedule an appointment to talk to us about treating bad breath right where it starts – and keep it gone for good!

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