Posted on 10/20/2016 by Scholes Periodontics & Implants
|We all get bad breath from time to time, but if you have noticed that you are experiencing chronic bad breath that never seems to go away, this issue could be caused by a more sinister problem:; gum disease. Most bad breath results from anaerobic bacteria found in the mouth, and one of the main places these bacteria like to hide out are in the pockets of the gums.
Gum treatment is one of the most common ways to help rid yourself of chronic bad breath. Your first step should be to visit your periodontist to have the health of your gums evaluated. If it is determined that you do have gum disease, there are several treatment options that might be available to you:
In order to eliminate bad breath from your life for the long-term, you'll also need to have other dental problems corrected so that your mouth no longer serves as a safe place for bacteria. Cracks, cavities, and dental restorations that fit poorly can continue to grow these bacteria.
The result will be tooth decay, more advanced gum disease, and bad breath. Oral hygiene will be your first line of defense when it comes to maintaining fresh breath and a healthy mouth.
Please contact us if you have any questions about bad breath.
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