July 15, 2019
Oral hygiene is important, not only for the health of your teeth and gums, but also for your breath.
In the first place, chronic halitosis is embarrassing. In the second place, it could prevent you from that coveted promotion, especially if you got a little to close to your boss.
What Causes Chronic Halitosis?
The main reason people have chronic halitosis is gum disease. Plain and simple, gingivitis and periodontal disease are food particles that convert to bacteria. Old food debris will smell causing chronic halitosis. When you brush twice and floss once each day, you are keeping your teeth free from debris.
Although periodontal disease and gingivitis are at the top of the list when it comes to chronic halitosis, some other things could be making your breath smell as well.
Certain types of food, such as curry, onions, and garlic will leave you with bad breath. In fact, onions and garlic will stay in your system for 3 days.
Dry mouth, certain types of prescription and over the counter drugs, smoking, alcohol and tooth decay will also lead to chronic halitosis.
Curing Chronic Halitosis
The first step in the fight against chronic halitosis is oral hygiene. Dr. David Schaefer tells his patients to brush twice and floss once a day eat a good diet and schedule regular dental appointments.
If your dentist in Independence gives your teeth and gums, a clean bill of health a trip to the doctor would be in order as chronic halitosis could be an indication and an early sign of cancer.
Patients who are deemed healthy by both the dentist and the doctor need to monitor diet, as that is most probably the cause of your chronic bad breath.
Restore your Friendships with a Healthy Smile
If people are avoiding you like the plague, it could have something to do with your breath. Call or click and schedule an appointment with your dentist in Independence. Dr. Schaefer will determine if your teeth and gums are the cause and if so, recommend chronic halitosis treatment options.