Bad Breath: Why It’s More Than Just An Annoyance

Bad breath is very annoying. We cannot argue with this fact! It can make you feel self-conscious, it may become off-putting to others, and it’s just not a fun thing to deal with. This is especially true when you figure you can quickly take care of it but no matter which logical approach you take, nothing seems to be helping. Since there’s the small chance you’ll throw your hands up in defeat and get serious about keeping chewing gum and mouthwash around to mask it, we’d like to explain why coming in to allow us to help is actually very important!

It Might Mean You Need To Rebalance Oral Moisture

If you have bad breath, it might mean that you have dry mouth. Ask yourself if this is possible. Does your mouth feel parched, tacky, sticky, or cotton-like? While this may seem benign, it is not! In addition to causing unkindly breath, it can also mean that decay, gum problems, and more are on the horizon.

It May Point To An Existing Oral Health Problem

When you open your mouth and bad breath comes out, this may be your warning sign that you need restorative care. Something like a tooth with a big cavity in it or an infected tooth you aren’t aware of may be the cause. Treating the issue will eliminate both concerns.

It Could Mean Your Care Isn’t As Good As You Think

You might think you’re right on target with your care. However, if you’re missing even one essential facet of your oral health protection, bad breath will soon follow. With that said, make sure you are brushing every day (twice), flossing every day (once), and that you never miss an appointment with our team for your cleaning and checkup (twice a year).

Treat Bad Breath With Our Help

If you can’t seem to get bad breath to go away on your own, let us know! We are here to guide you toward a healthy mouth that smells fresh. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.