The average case of bad breath can be solved by a quick brushing or rinsing of mouthwash or even a mint or piece of chewing gum on the go. However, for some people, this is simply not enough. If this is the case for you, it might be a symptom of a deeper issue.
Food is not the only thing that can give you bad breath. If you have persistent bad breath, this may mean you actually have a condition called halitosis.
Halitosis can be a sign that you need to cut down on the alcohol or tobacco. They may also be a sign of cavities, dry mouth, and even gum disease. These serious medical conditions need to be addressed and treated for a healthy and fresh mouth.
Brush your teeth twice and floss once every single day. This will help fight off your bad breath, no matter the cause, and keep your mouth healthy. Tongue scrapers can also be an effective tool because much of the foul-smelling bacteria will hang out on your tongue.
If you are ready to overcome your bad breath, or it’s time for a dental checkup, call Johnson Ranch Dental here in Roseville, CA, today at 916.784.1700 to set up a consultation. Dr. Wong and our team of experts stand ready to assist you and address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral care.