Bad Breath or Halitosis | Anna Maria | Siesta Dental Can Help

Bad breath is a deal breaker both in business and in our personal lives. Breath fresheners or candies sometimes hide it, but they are not the cure.

Bad breath has a medical name “halitosis”. The condition can stem from poor oral hygiene habits, but it may be a telling sign of other health problems. Sometimes, what you’re eating can cause this disease to progress much faster. So what you eat may be directly correlated with oral hygiene problems. In the Anna Maria area, Siesta Dental had been helping people find the reason and offered solutions to chronic bad breath or halitosis. Schedule an appointment today so that we can get to work helping you resolve this embarrassing problem.

Bad Breath and Your Diet

Essentially, everything you consume is broken down, digested, and absorbed into the bloodstream. It is disbursed throughout your body including lungs and saliva glands. This is one of the reasons why certain foods seem to stay with you even after you brush your teeth. The odor from the foods you eat, such as onions or garlic will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body completely.

If you have halitosis or bad breath on a regular basis ask yourself these questions:

  1. How often do you regularly follow basic oral hygiene routines? This includes morning and night brushings for at least five minutes each session. Then teeth flossing to remove particles in between your teeth. When food particles get stuck in between the teeth, on gums, and the tongue they start to decay and can cause a bad smell. It also encourages oral bacteria to grow. This is why a thorough brushing and flossing of your teeth is so important.
  2. Do you wear dentures? You need to make sure they are cleaned properly, otherwise, they can be the cause of your bad breath.
  3. Do you smoke or chew tobacco? Besides irritating the sensitive gums and making teeth yellow it allows bacterias to prosper.

 

Anna Maria Area Siesta Dental Can Help With These Bad Breath Causing Issues:

Periodontal disease may be an essential cause of bad breath. Gum disease is caused by plaque, which is the formation of toxins that irritate the gums and enamel. Poor-fitting dental appliances can cause yeast infections of the mouth. If you don’t produce enough saliva you may suffer from dry mouth which is a big cause for bad breath. Many other general diseases and illnesses may cause bad breath. Such as respiratory tract infections, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems.

Bad Breath or Halitosis | Anna Maria | Siesta Dental Can Help Call (941) 497-5650

We are standing by and look forward to helping you get to the bottom of your bad breath. Siesta Dental treats patients from Manatee and Sarasota County: Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton, Oneco, Parrish, Bayshore Gardens, Myakka City, Sarasota, North Port, Venice, Englewood, Nokomis, Osprey, Siesta Key, South Venice, and Casey Key.

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