Bad Breath (halitosis)The cause of bad breath can sometimes be difficult to identify. However,dental decay, gum disorders,...
their working environment as well as causing them to feel less confident.If oral hygiene is instigated from an early age i...
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Get Rid of Bad Breath

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Bad breath can be a problem for anyone. There's a multitude of factors that can cause bad breath. Fortunately there's a lot of things you can do about it.

Dr. Arthur W. Weiss
10553 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA 91602-2440
(818) 762-0694
www.arthurweissdds.com

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Get Rid of Bad Breath

  1. 1. Bad Breath (halitosis)The cause of bad breath can sometimes be difficult to identify. However,dental decay, gum disorders, poor oral hygiene, throat infection and catarrhcan all contribute to this extremely unpleasant condition.Although it can also be caused by certain stomach problems, as a generalrule halitosis usually emanates from the mouth, so consultation with yourdentist will help to identify and hopefully eliminate the problem.Alcohol tends to dry out the mouth which in turn reduces the formation ofsaliva. As alcohol can also cause some stomach problems, this may result inbad breath.Peridontal disease occurs more frequently in people who smoke, so this canalso be the cause of a bad breath problem.Indigestion, constipation, dieting can all be contributing factors to badbreath, so your lifestyle should come under scrutiny when trying tounderstand the cause of halitosis.Whatever the reason for the problem, oral hygiene can help to reduce if noteliminate bad breath. Daily flossing will clean the areas between the teeththe toothbrush cannot reach. The act of flossing helps to remove particles offood which, if left, will eventually cause tooth decay and gum disease.Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential, but many people don’t realizehow important it is to brush for at least two minutes morning and evening.This will help to thoroughly cleanse your teeth and keep them fresh.Your dentist may recommend you brush your tongue to help get rid of badbreath. This can be carried out using an ordinary toothbrush or a specialinstrument which is specifically used for the purpose.The back of the mouth harbors a lot of bacteria and germs so brushing thetongue from as far back as possible will help to eliminate them. Finish thisprocess by thoroughly rinsing your mouth to get rid of any residue.A healthy diet will almost certainly help to stop such problems as bad breath,and attending a dental clinic twice a year will ensure that any problems areseen quickly before they’re likely to take hold.Bad breath can be an extremely embarrassing and upsetting complaint.Socially it’s unacceptable and can cause a patient many problems within
  2. 2. their working environment as well as causing them to feel less confident.If oral hygiene is instigated from an early age it will almost certainly play apart in preventing gum diseases such as gingivitis, and the discipline willkeep the body healthy. Bad breath need not become a serious problem ifdental care is part of one’s daily toilet routine.Arthur Weiss is a North Hollywood Dentist serving the San Fernando Valleyregion. Dr. Arthur W. Weiss10553 Riverside DriveToluca Lake, CA 91602-2440(818) 762-0694www.arthurweissdds.com

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