Chronic bad breath can happen to anyone. Even men and women who practice impeccable oral hygiene can suffer from the condition.
Are you struggling with bad breath?
Schedule an examination and deep dental cleaning at Jefferson City Dental Care in Jefferson City. Our dental hygienist will get all the plaque and calculus off your teeth. During your examination, Dr. Justin Johnson will determine whether you have a dental problem that is contributing to your breath.
In addition to inadequate dental hygiene, the following can cause chronic bad breath:
- Dry mouth
- Digestive issues
- Systemic infection
- Gum disease
- Food particles on tonsils
- Bacteria on dentures or a broken crown
At Jefferson City Dental Care, we can help you with this uncomfortable ailment. Even if you think you brush and floss adequately, here’s a refresher course:
Brush for at least 2 minutes
People who have no idea how long they brush can set a timer (there is probably one on your smartphone). When you are finished with your teeth, don’t forget your tongue!
Then take the time to carefully floss around each tooth to wipe away the plaque between your teeth and keep your gums healthy.
Some dedicated oral hygiene pros brush after each meal to prevent particles of food from sitting on their teeth during the day.
Possible dental causes are: a cavity, a broken crown, or gum disease. If we suspect that your bad breath is related to a non-dental malady, such as a respiratory infection, you will be referred to an appropriate medical professional.
Treating bad breath starts with a visit to Jefferson City Dental Care. In addition to general dental care, we provide a complete menu of dental services including dental implants, dental crowns, and porcelain veneers.