At Bay Dental Group in Sault Ste. Marie we understand that a healthy smile and fresh breath go a long way towards a more confident you.
What is halitosis?
Bad breath or halitosis is one of the top three causal reasons for a visit to the dentist. Right up there with tooth decay and periodontal issues. (That’s how important fresh breath is.) In almost 90% of cases, bad breath originates in the mouth itself and differs by degrees during the day.
What is bad breath caused by?
Environmental factors such as diet (fish, garlic, meat, cheese and onions), smoking and alcohol are common culprits, easily solved with a good teeth brushing, flossing and rinsing regimen. Bad breath may also be an indicator of gum disease or symptomatic of diabetes.
Want simple solutions for fresher breath?
- Brush your teeth and your tongue
- Floss regularly
- Rinse regularly
- Drink water
- Check your sinuses
- Chew gum to increase saliva and rinse away bacteria
- Visit your dentist
What can I do about chronic bad breath?
For chronic bad breath, at Bay Dental Group in Sault Ste. Marie we recommend a visit to your dentist. Whether environmental, oral health-related or indicative of a larger medical issue, your dentist can aid in early detection and recommended treatment.