Unless you avoid garlic, onions and a whole lot of delicious food, at some point, you’ll suffer from bad breath, technically known as halitosis. This type of bad breath (or a bit of morning breath) isn’t a concern and usually goes away pretty quickly. However, if halitosis is frequent, persistent or making you feel embarrassed, it’s time to visit your dentist. We offer bad breath treatment in Naperville because it’s a common problem our patients experience and it can occasionally, though not always, indicate a more serious health condition. Here’s what you need to know about the halitosis causes and how to manage the issue.
My children keep telling me I have horrible breath. I brush every day, so I can ‘t figure out what the problem is. Mints aren’t helping. Do you have any suggestions?
Brent W. – Little Rock, AR
Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Though brushing is a good first step, you’ll need to also include flossing, as well as periodic professional cleanings with your dentist. The reason the mints aren’t helping is because they contain sugar, which adds to your bacteria. Instead of using a mint, try chewing gum. The gum helps stimulate your saliva flow, which fights the bacteria in your mouth instead of adding to it. Also, look for a dentist who does bad breath treatments. They’ll help find the cause of your breath problems.
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I hope you can help me. I have really bad breath, but it seems like no matter how often I brush I can’t get rid of it.
Wallace- Little Rock
Bad breath is caused by bacteria multiplying in your mouth. While brushing is great, you will also need to floss. Many dentist’s have some specialized products that can help neutralize the odors while your dentist gets to the underlying cause.
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