Do you suffer from chronic bad breath? Dr. Karim Naguib and his professional dental team can help you combat bad breath with routine check-ups. Learn about the common causes of bad breath and their solutions below:
Treating Bad Breath
The first step to combatting bad breath is usually a dental check-up. Dr. Naguib or a member of his dental team will be able to find the source of the bad breath for treatment. Mouthwashes or mints only temporarily mask bad breath, and can sometimes exacerbate the situation.
Mouthwashes that contain alcohol cause dry mouth and usually worsen bad breath. Some of the best ways to prevent bad breath include following a good oral hygiene routine and receiving regular dental check-ups. Dr. Naguib and his dental team offer dental cleanings to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy.
There are also several tips to help you get fresher breath and a healthier smile:
- Brush your tongue
- Floss at least once a day
- Clean dental appliances
- Replace your toothbrush every 3 months
- Adjust your diet
These tips can also be used to help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious dental problems from occurring.
Causes of Bad Breath
There are multiple common causes of bad breath. Ranging from the stomach to diet and teeth problems, they include:
- Gum diseases
- Extraction sites during healing
- Dentures (when not cleaned properly)
There are several non-dental reasons that can cause bad breath:
- Sore throat
- Infection of air passages
If you’ve noticed that you suffer from bad breath and think there may be a dental cause call Premier Dental Care’s Lancaster office at (661) 948-6700 or the Palmdale office at (661) 273-6565.
It’s crucial for us to determine the cause of bad breath in order to treat it. We’ll talk to you about your medical history and any medications you may currently be on. We’ll also do a thorough oral exam to determine if the cause is a dental issue. Using dental technology, we can detect even the smallest of cavities.
Bad Breath FAQs
Is bad breath a sign of other health problems?
Bad breath can be a sign of health problems. It can be a sign of a sinus or respiratory infection. Bad breath can also be a sign of more serious conditions such as diabetes, and kidney disease.
How can you naturally get rid of bad breath?
If you struggle with bad breath there are options for you to try to get rid of it naturally and at home. The most effective way to get rid of naturally is to brush and floss your teeth more often. Using mouthwash and avoiding smoking and tobacco also may help stop your bad breath.
Is chronic bad breath reversible?
In most cases, patients with bad breath can stop it with a better oral care routine and a different diet. Sometimes bad breath is caused by a medical condition. In these cases, the condition will need to be treated first, prior to bad breath going away.
Is bad breath contagious?
It is not possible to spread bad breath to another person. It is not possible for bad breath to spread from one person to another, unless oral bacteria is causing it. Bad breath is an issue of bacteria, which will not spread to others.
What are possible causes of bad breath?
The main causes of bad breath include poor oral care, periodontal disease, diet, and smoking. If you are suffering from bad breath, call our office to schedule an appointment. We can determine where your bad breath is coming from and help treat the issue.
Can dehydration cause bad breath?
Dehydration can cause lack of saliva, which may lead to bad breath. The lack of saliva gives bacteria an opportunity to grow and cause bad breath. If you are suffering from bad breath, dehydration may be the root cause of your issue.
Request a Dental Exam Today
If you need a dental check-up call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online. Dr. Naguib and his professional staff aim to provide the most comfortable care possible in their Lancaster and Palmdale offices. If you have any questions about check-ups or scheduling appointments, ask our staff. They will be happy to help.