Most of us would forever be unaware of the fact that we have bad breath unless our spouse or a trusted friend were to bring it to your attention. Your breath is a very personal matter. In fact, for most people, the smell of their breath is not typically distinguishable unless someone is in a very close proximity. However, for some people, they have an unpleasant smell to their breath that tends to carry when they speak.
Breath that smells bad is referred to as Halitosis, and it can be embarrassing to live with. Aside from the occasional “coffee breath” or “garlic breath,” halitosis does not go away after a good brushing. The dental staff at Gold Hill Dentistry wants our patients to understand that most chronic bad breath is caused by oral health issues. Bad oral hygiene is the number one cause of bad breath. By not flossing and brushing the teeth regularly, food particles are left in the mouth and begin to decay. This decay not only causes teeth issues, but it is a huge contributing factor to halitosis.
Regular brushing and flossing is the first step to keeping your breath fresh. Flossing removes food, plaque, and tartar from building up between the teeth, and brushing cleans the surface of the teeth and freshens the breath. With daily flossing combined with regular brushing and regular dental visits, your breath can be on its way to a fresher, cleaner smell. Call Gold Hill Dentistry today to set up an appointment and kiss your embarrassing breath goodbye.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy, Gold Hill Dentistry
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