What Does Halitosis Have To Say About You? [BLOG]

When mouthwash, breath mints, and chewing gum won’t freshen your breath, there could be a serious underlying problem affecting your oral and overall health.

That’s why our team at Precise Dental of Houston wants you to know about the things your chronic halitosis could you trying to tell you and how our breath treatment could help you get rid of it for good!

What Does Halitosis Have To Say About You?

Halitosis is an embarrassing problem, not just because it repels those around you, but also because it gives away all your secrets!

Here’s what halitosis might have to say about you!

*It’s Saying You’re Dehydrated*

If you’re not drinking enough water on a daily basis, you’re quickly going to notice signs of dehydration. Dry mouth comes with the territory, which means you’re not producing enough saliva to wash away food particles and other debris after you eat and drink.

Inadequate saliva also means your teeth and gums are exposed and unprotected. This opens the door to bad bacteria that infiltrates your teeth and causes tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, making your breath potentially worse.

*It’s Saying You’re Unhealthy*

The most common cause of bad breath is what you’re eating and drinking everyday. Coffee, alcohol, garlic, and onions are all typical breath spoilers. Consuming them in moderation and keeping your mouth clean each day can ward off stinky breath.

Along with a healthy diet, a healthy lifestyle can help you prevent halitosis. That means giving up smoking and other tobacco use, for example.

*It’s Saying Something About Your Oral Hygiene*

You probably already brush twice each day as recommended, but chances are, you might be one of the millions of people who aren’t flossing every single day. In fact, according to recent studies, only about one in five adults claim to floss on a regular basis.

The reason this contributes to halitosis is because it means there could be a lot of hidden food particles stuck between your teeth, especially in the back of your mouth where you can’t see it. These little particles can definitely give off quite the stinky odor if given the chance to stay there long enough for bacteria to grab hold of it.

*It’s Saying You Have An Oral Health Problem*

Chronic bad breath, despite a healthy diet and good daily hygiene habits, might be a sign that you have some sort of oral health problem.

Tooth decay or untreated cavities could create odors inside your mouth, but the good news is that those dental problems are easily remedied with restorative dentistry.

A more serious oral health issue commonly associated with bad breath is gum disease. This is something you can avoid with daily brushing and flossing, as well as with routine dental cleanings and exams. Dr. Crouse and our team are better able to keep gum disease at bay when they see you on a regular basis and can spot the earliest stages of it and treat it right away.

Get Fresher Breath Now!

The most important thing halitosis is saying to you is that something isn’t right, whether it’s your habits, your diet, your hygiene, or your health.

That’s why you need to visit Precise Dental of Houston for a consultation with Dr. Crouse.

You’ll discuss these factors, and more, so we can determine the cause and offer solutions to freshen your breath for good!

Call our Houston, TX dental office today at 713-812-1712 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.