Battling Bad Breath

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Are your plants dying because you’re taking to them? Do you coworkers email you just to say “good morning?” Does your boss call a meeting for everyone in your department except you? It may not be your personality; it could be your breath.

Bad breath can be the result of something you ate, or it may be due to a stomach or sinus ailment. Tobacco use can also give you breath that leaves something to be desired. However, one of the most common causes of bad breath is poor dental habits. Food debris left in your mouth and on or between your teeth can cause issues with your breath. Tooth decay can result in breath that can clear a room, and gum disease can also contribute to bad breath.

If you suffer from chronic bad breath, it may be time to see your doctor to find out if it is the result of an underlying physical problem, and you should plan a visit to our dentist, Dr. Michael A. Morley to check for cavities, gum disease, or other problems.

One of the best ways to fight bad breath is to practice good oral hygiene. That means brushing your teeth twice a day, every day for two minutes at a time. You should also floss once a day and talk to the dentist about what mouthwash he recommends. And of course, you need to see your dentist for your regular cleanings and exams.

If bad breath is putting a damper on your social life, or if it just has you concerned, take next step and call Modern Dental in Springfield, Illinois at (217) 698-3400 to schedule an appointment.