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Bad Breath:  Causes and Solutions

Bad breath happens. If you’ve ever experienced it, you’re not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives.   Here at Fulp Family Dentistry, we know this can be an embarrassing issue to talk about, but we can help you get to the bottom of the problem and find a solution!

“We know bad breath can be a difficult issue to bring up, and we understand,” says Dr. Nicole.  “But we have the tools and the know-how to help – and we want our patients to feel the best they can about themselves and their dental health.”

Here are some of the causes of bad breath and ways to combat it.

What Causes Bad Breath?

There are a number of reasons you might have dragon breath. While many causes are harmless, bad breath can sometimes be a sign of something more serious:

  • Bacteria
  • Dry Mouth
  • Gum Disease
  • Food
  • Smoking and Tobacco
  • Medical Conditions

How Can I Keep Bad Breath Away?

  • Brush and Floss
  • Take Care of Your Tongue
  • Mouthwash
  • Clean Your Dentures
  • Keep That Saliva Flowing
  • Quit Smoking
  • Visit Your Dentist Regularly 

 

If you’re concerned about what’s causing your bad breath, make an appointment to come and see us. Regular checkups allow your dentist to detect any problems such as gum disease or dry mouth and stop them before they become more serious. If bad breath is an issue for you and you want to get to the bottom of it, call Fulp Family Dentistry today.