Give Your Breath a Fresh Start

It’s a brand-new year. Whether it is your health, your job or a relationship, it is the perfect time to claim a new beginning and a fresh start. As you wipe your slate clean and set new goals for this year, don’t forget about your dental health. More specifically, don’t dismiss your breath. If you suffer from bad breath, or halitosis, now is an excellent opportunity to start fresh!

Understanding halitosis means knowing that your bad breath odor is likely rooted in an oral health issue, not the onions or garlic you ate at your last meal. Chronic bad breath comes from a buildup of excess bacteria in the mouth. When bacteria lingers along the gums, tongue or teeth, it feeds on the sugars we eat and produces a foul-smelling sulfur compound during the process. This creates that embarrassing breath odor that makes others back away when we speak.

Bad Breath Causes and Treatment

Treating bad breath is only effective when we know what is causing it. There are many reasons why an abundance of bacteria exists in the mouth. Some of these culprits are within your control and some are not. Bad breath is more commonly an easy fix, but halitosis that is rooted in a more serious oral health problem may warrant more aggressive treatment. Here are some top reasons why patients suffer from halitosis:

  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Dry Mouth
  • Not Brushing Your Tongue
  • Untreated Tooth Decay
  • Gum Disease
  • Dental Abscess 

Depending on the reason for your halitosis, our dentists at Lawrenceville Family Dental can help reverse it. Bad breath can affect all ages, genders and ethnicities, but it should never be ignored. Whether you need periodontal therapy, a professional dental cleaning or better brushing habits, we can help you attain the fresh and confident breath you deserve for the new year!

Posted on Behalf of Lawrenceville Family Dental Care

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