Superstar Springtime Smiles: Halitosis

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Are you familiar with common risk factors associated with halitosis and what to do as soon as it is present? Often times, halitosis, also known as bad breath, has many causes, so it is important to understand the exact cause of your bad breath, so it can be treated properly.

Oftentimes, bad breath is the result of a poor diet or poor oral hygiene. If you’re eating unhealthy substances that are contributing to dental erosion or consuming foods such as onions or garlic, bad breath can arise. In situations where you are not flossing and brushing on a daily basis, you could be putting your mouth at an increased risk for several oral health problems beyond just bad breath. Because plaque remains a key contributor to bad breath, you will need to make sure that you are routinely taking the time to brush twice every day and floss once a day as well. Furthermore, you’ll want to make sure that you are removing any debris and bacteria in your mouth after eating. Due to the risk of dental abrasion, you should avoid brushing after eating and instead, use a non abrasive cleaning agent.

If you would like to set up a bad breath diagnosis exam at Louisiana Dental Center or would like a comprehensive oral exam from our team at our dental office, please call us at (225) 622-2022. We are here to be the dentists you require in Gonzales, Louisiana.