There are many potential causes for your bad breath. Did you know that it’s not always just about the foods that you’re eating? If you’ve cut out smelly foods that you have assumed that were the culprits and have discovered that the unpleasant odor still lingers (or overpowers!), then you may have already recognized this detail. So, what’s going on and what are you supposed to do to resolve the problem? We have answers, so you can get back to a smile that’s super fresh.
Sometimes, It’s Dry Mouth
Dry mouth can result in bad breath. This is a helpful detail, of course, but only if you have some idea of why you have this disorder and what to do about it. Consider the following:
- Medication that you take, breathing through your mouth instead of your nose due to congestion, and more can lead to a mouth that doesn’t contain enough saliva flow. Unfortunately, this means that bacteria will keep building up, which makes for unpleasant breath.
- Unless drinking more water, changing medication, or treating congestion works, then it’s time to see us for help with your breath.
Sometimes, It’s An Oral Health Problem
Sometimes, the bad breath you’re noticing is because of something that’s wrong with your oral health. You may be smelling an infection or a problem like a decayed tooth. When you take time to restore your smile with us with the help of our dental services, the bad odor will likely go away.
Sometimes, It’s Poor Hygiene
Bad habits will lead to bad breath. Brush and floss your teeth to keep them clean and bacteria won’t accumulate and cause bad odors. Skip these details (and forget to see us for cleanings) and you can expect distasteful breath.
Whatever It Is, We Can Help
We are here to help you with your bad breath and any other dental related issue, so your smile is healthy and approachable! James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.