Your oral health care depends on making sure that your mouth is always free of debris and bacteria. Oftentimes, several oral health risks including halitosis can arise if you don’t keep your mouth clean. This means that bad breath will begin to emanate from your mouth due to bacteria that produce the odors. In order to effectively treat the bad breath, you must first deal with the issue causing it. Furthermore, your bad breath may even be linked to underlying conditions that require more than just taking care of your smile.
Treating your mouth correctly includes being aware that any oral health conditions that may arise may be linked to more severe oral health conditions that need to be treated as well. The greatest example of this is bad breath. If you are suffering from bad breath, it may be something as common as substances you were eating or drinking such as garlic, coffee or onions. However, if it continues to return even after using normal breath fresheners such as mouthwash, it may be linked to an underlying condition.
Before you assess where your bad breath is coming from, it’s a good idea to look at what is causing it. It could be caused by medications or even unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco. Poor oral hygiene is also a key cause of bad breath. If you are noticing that bad breath continues to return even if you’re taking care of all other aspects of your oral health, it could be linked to an underlying health condition such as gum disease, a toothache or other form of infection. In some cases, infections within your body can also produce bad breath. This includes issues associated with respiratory tract infections or problems with your liver and kidneys.
Are you attracted to the idea of bad breath prevention and care in Colorado Springs, Colorado? If so, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Crabtree at our office by calling us at 719-599-7453. Crabtree Dental Center looks forward to enhancing your smile with bad breath treatments.