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Effective Bad Breath Treatment

Bad breath is something that everyone suffers from at one point or another. We take care of bad breath by brushing our teeth and using mouthwash, but sometimes that does not help. If you are concerned about bad breath, it is important to see Dr. Layton. Listed below are some of the leading causes of bad breath:

  • Food is a big factor in causing bad breath. What you eat during the day, it directly effects what you exhale. Leftover food particles that stay in your mouth collect bacteria, which cause bad breath; this is part of the reason you should brush twice a day.
  • Gum disease causes you to have constant bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.
  • Having a dry mouth can cause you to have bad breath. Dry mouth is caused by continuously breathing through your mouth, causing problems with your salivary glands. If there is not enough saliva, then the food particles that remained in your mouth can’t be cleaned away. There are medications that you can take to help this problem. If you feel that you might suffer from dry mouth, you will want to visit Dr. Layton.
  • Smoking and tobacco not only causes staining on your teeth, but it also causes bad breath. Tobacco users are also more likely to get oral cancer and gum disease, which also causes bad breath. Talk with Dr. Layton about how he can help.
  • Bad breath can caused by certain types of health condition – respiratory tract infection, chronic sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, and some liver or kidney disease can be associated with bad breath.

If you are like most people and chew gum to help shield your bad breath, then it is important to chew sugarless gum so you don’t continue to build up more plaque in your mouth. It is also important to brush twice a day for two minutes and floss; this helps reduce the chance of having bacteria buildup in your mouth, which caused you to have bad breath. If you feel that you still have bad breath after maintaining good oral hygiene, make an appointment to come see Dr. Layton and he can help determine the problem.

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