This post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville takes on an unpleasant topic: bad breath.
Imagine you are starting a new job and are going to meet with your new boss for the first time. Confidence is key to your success. As you reach out to shake the extended hand your broad confident smile exposes rows of pearly white teeth, yet when you open your mouth to exchange greetings you worry about bad breath.
The technical term for bad breath is halitosis. Many behaviors and health conditions can cause or exacerbate halitosis. One of these factors is the food you eat. Onions and garlic are both known for having a potent effect on your breath.
Brushing and flossing daily is a critical step in curing bad breath. Food particles can build up in your mouth and foster bacteria which can cause bad breath. This not only includes the food particles that may get stuck between your teeth, but also the food that collects around your gums or on your tongue. Brushing and flossing daily can help reduce the number of food particles that stay in your mouth and cause bad breath.
Other factors to think about include dry mouth, tobacco use, and health concerns such as infections.
At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, your dental health is always our top priority. People from North Waldorf, East Huntingtown, and South Laplata come to us for general and family dentistry, restorative dentistry, and know they can trust us with their smiles. Schedule an appointment today!