Factors That Affect Bad Breath
Bad breath can be a result of poor dental hygiene but can also be a sign of other health problems. 

Factors that affect bad breath include:
  • Food
  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Lifestyle Habits
  • Gum Disease
  • Dry Mouth
  • Chronic Illness
How To Prevent Bad Breath
  • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing regularly
  • Have teeth professionally cleaned according to your treatment plan
  • Stop smoking or chewing tobacco-based products
  • Stimulate saliva flow in the mouth by drinking lots of water, chewing gum, or sucking on sugar-free candy
  • Maintain a food log to identify any foods with strong odors
Embarrassed By Bad Breath?

Visiting the Dentist for Halitosis in the Augusta, GA Area

If you have chronic bad breath, we encourage you explore the reasons behind this condition so it can be treated. Dr. Ben Timmerman has helped many patients with halitosis in the Augusta, GA area determine the cause of their bad breath.

Typical Causes of Bad Breath:

• Oral infections such as gum disease or decay
• Medical conditions and medications
• Diet or foods that linger on the breath
• Smoking and chewing tobacco

Identifying and Treating Bad Breath

Gum Disease: Gum disease is an oral infection caused by bacteria that needs to be treated professionally. Chronic bad breath is just one sign of gum disease, which can develop over time if the teeth are not brushed and flossed regularly and professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Ignoring gum disease can also lead to more serious complications, including tooth and bone loss and other health problems. Dr. Timmerman remedies gum disease using the most advanced treatment options available, including gentle laser gum therapy for moderate to severe cases.

Medical Conditions: Sometimes an illness and certain medications can cause bad breath, including diseases of the lungs, sinuses, and digestive system. An overgrowth of oral yeast and diabetes can also cause chronic halitosis. If you have a health problem, it makes sense to speak with your medical doctor first.

Diet: Regularly eating foods that have a strong odor can cause bad breath that cannot be covered up with mints and mouthwash. Food such as garlic, onions, cheese, spices, fish, and others will linger on the breath until the body fully processes it. Track your diet for a week or two to see if food is the culprit.

Smoking or Chewing Tobacco: Tobacco is very unhealthy to oral health and the rest of the body and leaves behind a lingering, unpleasant odor. It also stimulates plaque development, causes oral cancer, and can lead to gum disease. If you use tobacco products, consider quitting for fresher breath and better health.

Drink A Lot Of Liquids: A dry mouth can also cause bad breath. Drink lots of fresh water and other healthful beverages throughout the day to encourage fresher breath.
Do not let bad breath go unchecked. Dr. Timmerman diagnoses and treats patients with halitosis in the Augusta, GA area. Call our friendly team today to arrange your personal consultation.

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