This post from The Yuma Dentist looks at halitosis, also known as bad breath.
Imagine you are starting a new job and are going to speak with your new boss for the first time. Confidence is key to your success. As you reach out to shake the extended hand your broad confident smile exposes rows of pearly white teeth, yet when you open your mouth to exchange greetings you worry about bad breath.
Perhaps your breath is not as a pleasant as you had hoped. Bad breath is a worry and possible embarrassment for many individuals. Regular dental checkups at The Yuma Dentist can help alleviate your concern.
Many conditions and behaviors can cause or contribute to bad breath. One of these is the food you eat. Onions and garlic are both notorious for their potent effect on your breath.
Brushing and flossing daily is an essential step in curing bad breath. Food particles can build up in your mouth and foster bacteria which can cause bad breath. This not only includes the food particles that may get stuck between your teeth, but also the food that collects around your gums or on your tongue. Brushing and flossing daily can help reduce the number of food particles that stay in your mouth and cause bad breath.
Other factors to consider include dry mouth, tobacco use, and health concerns such as infections. Visit The Yuma Dentist and we’ll provide you with information about bad breath in a professional environment. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry. We also have an office in Fortuna Hills for your convenience.