Bad Breath 101

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Bad breath is a condition that is also called halitosis. It’s often caused by poor oral hygiene, oral infections, unhealthy habits (like smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol), and consuming odorous foods. It can also be caused by health issues, like dry mouth, respiratory tract infections, and systemic diseases. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your bad breath, and our dentist, Dr. David Umansky, is happy to tell you all about them.

In order to eliminate your bad breath, you can clean your smile regularly by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. These things can help remove the odorous food particles that are stuck in the mouth. Don’t forget to clean your tongue after you brush. For even better results, rinse your mouth with mouthwash and use a tongue scraper. If these steps fail to help you, talk to your dentist about your bad breath and let him determine the cause and recommend the treatments you need.

If you have any questions about bad breath in Humble, Texas, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry Associates at 281-446-4700 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to assisting you!