It’s no surprise that dental problems can emerge from a variety of places: the wrong foods, genetics, a chipped tooth from a football game that results in a root canal in the future. One of the most important things we can do as practitioners is to help patients engage with and deeply understand their own health, including why these problems emerge and what we can to do treat them. It’s for this effort that we examine the nine most common dental problems that we see on a regular basis.
Problem Five: Bad Breath
When is the last time you spoke to someone and thought about your breath? While this is a common occurrence for nearly everyone, some people suffer from a more severe, diagnosable type of bad breath, known as halitosis.
Halitosis is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth, which emit a sulfur-like compound that has a rotten odor. The longer the bacteria are allowed to live in your mouth, the more problematic they can become. Dry mouth and medications can also impact bad breath, as they have an effect on the level of saliva present in your mouth, which contains enzymes that break down food and kill bacteria in our mouths, protecting us from potentially dangerous diseases.
If you have any questions about bad breath or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.
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