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.
- Brush and floss the teeth as well as brush the tongue, gums, and sides of the mouth.
- Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
- Stay on top of health issues.
- Keep dentures clean.
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