Bad breath can be one of the most difficult dental health problems to deal with for some people. You may brush your teeth often but find yourself still dealing with bad breath. You may even hate to get too close to others because of it. What can you do to finally get rid of it? The first step is to make an appointment with Zeal Dentistry so we can find out what’s really causing your bad breath to occur in the first place.
What Causes Bad Breath?
There is a range of situations that can cause bad breath. However, most of the time, it is due to the bacteria in your mouth. There are good bacteria present, and having them there is just fine. However, there are also concerns with too much bacteria. When the amount of bacteria in your mouth is more than your immune system can keep under control, it can cause several health problems. It also causes bad breath.
The bacteria lurking around your mouth eat food particles and other hard-to-see materials in your mouth. As they process that food, they produce gas. The bad breath you smell is actually the gas created by this bacteria. The more bacteria present and the worse your oral hygiene is, the more likely you are to have bad breath.
There are other causes as well. For example, you may have an infection in your mouth that is causing the odor. It is very important for you to deal with this as soon as possible. You may also have food particles that are decaying in your mouth that could be causing your bad breath.
What Do You Do to Get Rid of Bad Breath?
The first step is to come in for a consultation with your dentist. Doing so is going to ensure that any problem that is present can be dealt with properly. Sometimes, you will not see improvement from just brushing your teeth because your toothbrush cannot remove all of the material between your teeth. Even flossing will not get rid of it all.
Our team can help you with dental services such as these that may be able to improve your bad breath:
- General dentistry services
- Root canals as needed
- Deep dental cleanings
- Cavity treatment services
- Dental implants to replace decayed teeth
- Dental bridges to close off gaps for bacteria to lurk
No matter what is happening with your oral health, coming in for an appointment will give you some idea of what steps you need to take to improve your smile.
How to Maintain Your Oral Health
Bad breath is something you have to work to minimize on an ongoing basis. That means brushing and flossing your teeth consistently. If you have underlying dental health problems, be sure to work with your dentist to keep them at bay. Our team is happy to help you with a range of treatment recommendations. Coming in for an appointment to get bad breath under control is your first step. Then, keep coming back every six months for routine dental care.
Our team can help you with all of the dental services you need, including:
- General dentistry services
- Cosmetic dentistry services
- Dental procedures of all types
- Pediatric dental services
- Emergency dental care
Improve Your Dental Health with an Appointment with Zeal Dentistry
With years of experience, our team is here to help you improve your oral health and your smile. If you need general hygiene or even more advanced care to get rid of your bad breath, we are happy to help you. Call Zeal Dentistry at 415.792.4771 or connect with us online to start on the path to a healthy smile.