Causes and Meanings behind Bad Breath
Has someone mentioned that you have bad breath? Chances are that your closest friends and family are not sure how to bring it up tactfully. Your Miami Dentist, Dr. Doralio Millan, will be honest with you about any negative smells due to bacteria in your mouth.
What Causes Bad Breath?
When we refer to bad breath, we are not referring to the garlic or onion smells that can come from your favorite meals. Those smells will fade with brushing and flossing.
Bad breath, or halitosis, is caused by bacteria due to gum disease. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, often occurs due to neglect – failure to brush and floss or missing too many professional dental cleanings. When neglect occurs, an infection in your gums may develop.
Gum disease can also occur when you experience hormonal changes or take certain medications.
Using gum, mints, or mouthwash only temporarily masks the smell. It doesn’t make it go away.
How We Address Bad Breath
In order to eliminate bad breath, we need to go to the source. With targeted dental cleanings, we can clear out much of the infection and diseased tissue in your gums. This allows your body to heal properly. In order to protect and maintain your oral health, you must make sure that you brush twice daily, floss at least once daily. You should also keep your regular dental appointments on their recommended schedule to ensure proper healing and to prevent re-infection. We may recommend certain products to assist with healing.
Bad breath can be embarrassing. It can disrupt your social life and romantic life. At Premier Dental Solutions, we will provide you with solutions that can leave your breath smelling fresh and your smile looking its best.
If you want a Miami dentist who will be honest with you about your oral health and provide you with a treatment plan to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile, contact us!