One of the most common but significantly debilitating dental health conditions that can arise is known as halitosis. Halitosis, generally referred to as bad breath, is a condition in which unpleasant odors emanate from your mouth. Bad breath can affect your social status, your work life, and your general acceptance amongst your peers. This, it is important to always determine the causes of your bad breath if it should arise.
General forms of bad breath can easily be treated with standard treatments such as mouthwash. Typically, bad breath arises due to bacteria in your mouth. It is important to eliminate plaque buildup or food debris from pooling in your mouth. This includes eating better foods and avoiding sugars and other substances that can linger in your mouth and contribute to plaque buildup. Bad breath smells can also be caused by odor-inducing foods such as garlic and onions.
Some forms of bad breath are not easily treatable, due to underlying factors. Ailments deep within your body could be causing your bad breath, including liver problems, kidney malfunctions, and respiratory tract infections. In addition, oral health ailments such as gum disease or dry mouth may be causing your bad breath and need to be treated first in order to ensure bad breath does not frequently return. Also, be sure to avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking and tobacco, which can greatly increase the risk and rate of bad breath.
If you think you need bad breath treatments, please call Generations Cosmetic and Family Dentistry so we can get you in to see Dr. David Goldschein and our team as soon as possible. Our office is conveniently located in Tampa, Florida. To reach us, call our office at 813-251-5740.