Bad breath can come from a number of places. The bad breath we concern ourselves within dentistry is not the kind that comes from eating or drinking. Usually, if you have garlic breath, onion breath, or coffee breath, simply brushing your teeth and using an oral rinse makes it go away.
The bad breath we are concerned about comes from bacteria. When bacteria live inside your mouth, reproducing and causing an infection, they give off a rotten odor. You have probably noticed this when talking to certain people that their breath is awful and it seems like they don’t even know it. The truth is that many people cannot smell their own breath.
When Bad Breath Becomes A Problem
If you do not brush or floss regularly, if your gums hurt or bleed when you do brush or floss, or if your dental floss smells stinky after you use it, you probably have bad breath and don’t even know it.
Dr. Jeffrey Robertson and his dental hygiene team can help you get back on track quickly. After a specialized cleaning, possible oral medication, and improving your home care routine, you do not have to walk around with bad breath any longer. With our help, we can reduce the bacteria in your mouth and protect you from a recurrence.
Call our office today to schedule your exam and to get to the bottom of your bad breath problems.