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The Breath Question

By: | Sunday, July 30th, 2017 | General Dentistry

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

dental treatments Burke, VADoes my breath smell? If you have someone whom you trust implicitly, you may ask this question from time to time. If you don’t or are just on the shy side, you may ask it of yourself. We all like to know that our breath is not creating a barrier between ourselves and other people. Sometimes, it can be difficult to know for sure. So, we often rely on mints or chewing gum to provide a sense of security that our breath is fresh. If you want to put an end to a continual cover-up, try exploring the potential cause of persistent bad breath.

Might it be your brushing habits?

The first place we look when exploring bad breath is in the daily routine. We all know how mundane brushing and flossing can be. We know how easy it is to skip, forget, or just get through the act of oral hygiene as quickly as possible. The downside to these mistakes is a buildup of plaque and bacteria on teeth, the gums, and on the tongue. To resolve bad breath, first try:

If improvements in oral hygiene do not get to the heart of the matter of bad breath, it may be time to see your dentist.

Do you wear dentures?

Denture wearers often become highly conscientious about their breath. A bad taste in the mouth is a prime indicator that something is not quite right, and that breath may be turning toward the dark side. If dentures and bad breath are walking hand-in-hand, you can:

There are more reasons that bad breath may occur, including oral infection, dry mouth, and health conditions such as diabetes. We can help you manage bad breath with personal dental care in our friendly Burke office. Call (703)750-9404.




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