“My neighbour’s bad breath is scaring me.”
Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers. Your neighbours can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath.
I’m Tim Mahoney with Wetaskiwin Family Dental. In business since 1983. My specialty is cosmetic dentistry. At Wetaskiwin Family Dental we perform cosmetic dentistry and dental implants regularly. As a favour to Wetaskiwin, Alberta, I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some insight about bad breath and give your neighbours some places to start in improving or removing the offending odour.
Brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.
Also, the food your neighbours are eating can affect the air they’re releasing. Onions, garlic and coffee are likely to show up on the breath no matter how much time is logged brushing.
Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause salivation issues which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth or even postnasal drip can cause an odour.
Finally, dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis. Bacteria balance in the mouth is ever-changing.
1. Brush and floss the teeth as well as brush the tongue, gums and sides of the mouth.
2. Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
3. Stay on top of health issues.
4. Keep dentures clean.
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