If you have serious halitosis, this could impact your social interactions and cause embarrassment. Often, the same issues behind poor oral health could impact the freshness of your breath. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about how we improve your oral health, and how our BreathRx products could help too!
The Causes of Bad Breath
A number of factors could cause bad breath. For example, eating lots of garlic and onions could be a factor, as could smoking cigarettes and using other tobacco products. Dry mouth is a factor too, as the lack of saliva could allow bacteria to thrive and create a foul stench. In addition, lack of proper brushing and flossing leaves food particles behind, which bacteria break down. The result is plaque buildup, an increased risk of cavities and disease, and of course, a terrible smell. No matter the cause, we can recommend options to improve freshness!
Better Oral Hygiene Habits
To fight halitosis, avoid tobacco products and drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Cut back on foods with strong odors too. Be sure you brush twice a day for two minutes, and floss every evening. You should also see us every six months for a cleaning, so we can remove plaque buildup and tartar completely. These actions help lower the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, keep your teeth bright, and also fight halitosis too. However, in some cases you may need special treatments to combat bad odors, which is why we’re proud to offer a line of BreathRx products.
Our BreathRx Products
These products are designed specifically to address the sources of bad breath, and are 100% alcohol free. We have a number of take-home products too, such as tongue scrapers, floss, rinses, spray, gum, and even mints. They’re safe for long-term use, and contain ingredients that destroy volatile sulfur compounds and oral bacteria, which reduces the severity of plaque buildup and also improves overall freshness. You also enjoy a reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease too! If you want to learn more about these products and find out if they’re right for you, then give us a call today to find out more. You can also schedule a checkup and cleaning visit to help address the factors behind halitosis too. We want you to make sure you feel confident when you smile and speak!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT HALITOSIS?
We would like to help you maintain fresh breath and a brighter smile! For more information on the diagnosis and treatment of bad breath, then call the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400. You can also visit our office at 15873 Middlebelt Rd Suite 100 Livonia, MI 48151.