Oral Health in Friendswood: Beating Horrible Halitosis

Oral Health in Friendswood

Welcome to the dental blog of Montz and Maher Dental Group – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. We’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some facts about bad breath, also known as Halitosis, and oral health in Friendswood.

Brushing just the teeth may not remove bits of food between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and produce odors from hidden locations that can only be cleaned with floss. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make a significant difference. Also, the food you are eating can influence the odor in your mouth. Onions, garlic, and coffee are likely to cause bad breath no matter how much time is logged brushing.

Other Factors in Producing Bad Breath

Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause a lack of saliva which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth and have a negative effect on oral health in Friendswood. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth, or even a head cold can cause an odor. The bacteria balance in the mouth is ever-changing. Finally, dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis. Here are a few tips on improving oral health in Friendswood if you have dentures.

  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.

At Montz and Maher Dental Group, we offer porcelain veneers, sleep apnea, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and CEREC dental crowns just to name a few of our services.

Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

820 S Friendswood Ste 100
Friendswood, Texas
77546

 


All About Saliva: Oral Health in Friendswood

Friendswood dry mouth relief

Saliva is an important part of your oral health. A lot of people are put off by the topic of saliva, but the team at David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood wants you to understand its importance.

Saliva is a finely balance body fluid that not only maintains dental health but also aids in digestion of your food. It contains many substances that a healthy body requires. So, without further adieu, here are the main components of saliva.

  • Water. No surprise here! You saliva consists mostly of water.
  • Enzymes. Enzymes are vital biological catalysts that speed chemical reactions. The enzymes in saliva begin the process of digestion.
  • Immunoproteins. These are effective cells that fight cellular invaders, such as bacteria. Those in saliva inhibit the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth. This is essential to avoiding gingivitis and keeping a healthy pH balance in the mouth.
  • Minerals. Saliva minerals assist in maintaining the protective enamel surface of the teeth.

Most people have enough saliva, but some suffer from dry mouth, which is a lack of saliva. This can be detrimental to your dental health. If you’re one of them, be sure to bring it up at your next checkup.

David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood provides general and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants and smile makeovers. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

820 S Friendswood Ste 100
Friendswood, Texas
77546