Anyone who has chronic bad breath understands the embarrassment and frustration associated with this ailment. At Michelsen Dental in Orange CA, we understand. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Digestive problems
- Systemic infection
- Bacteria on dentures
- Gum disease
- Food particles on tonsils
- Dry mouth
At Michelsen Dental, we can help you with this uncomfortable issue. If your bad breath is the result of negligent oral hygiene, you’re in luck—this is one of the easiest types to treat. If you have visited our dental blog before, you know step one: make sure you brush for a full three minutes and floss before you climb into bed.
Individuals who have no idea how long they brush can set a timer (there is probably one on your smartphone). In addition to cleaning tooth surfaces, scrub your tongue! Then take the time to carefully floss around each tooth to wipe away the plaque between your teeth and keep your gums healthy.
Some extra-careful oral hygiene pros brush after each meal to keep particles of food from sitting on their teeth during the day. In addition to freshening your breath, practicing correct oral hygiene will improve your health.
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