It doesn’t come as a surprise that many of us don’t like to discuss individual body issues, but that doesn’t mean we don’t worry about them on a day to day basis. Let’s face it, each one of us, at one point in time has typed into Google looking for some sort of answer to a health related question. Isadora Baum, a certified health coach, reports that these are some issues that are most concerning for people: overactive bladder, excessive sweating, tummy rumbling, and bad breath.

Now, we are not saying that we can help you with all of the above issues, but we undoubtedly can shed some light on answers about bad breath. Halitosis, also known as bad breath, can occur from a number of different reasons. It has a lot to do with foods you consume, dry mouth, medications, sinus issues, and also smoking. The biggest factor of all is gum disease! Gum disease begins as inflammation of the gums, and this is where your problems begin. Not only does it give you bad breath, but also it contributes to other damage in your mouth. As gum disease progresses from gingivitis to a more severe state, known as periodontitis, it’s beginning to break down the bone in your jaw!!! You need this bone to keep your teeth from falling out- which we want to prevent from happening!

There are other factors. Many people have certain bacteria that can emit volatile sulfur compounds. These can be very bad smelling. They often inhabit the tongue. A tongue scraper and a chlorine dioxide rinse will almost always help mitigate this problem.

If you have more questions regarding bad breath or gum disease, please give us a call to have your questions answered!! We at Dillon Family Dentistry are here to help! Call us today at 610-525-5497