Sweet Breath for the Holidays in Chandler AZ
Halitosis, or bad breath, affects approximately 90 million Americans. While bad breath sounds like a minor problem for those in Chandler, if you’ve ever been told that you have
bad breath, you know that it can be a serious blow to self-esteem.
What Causes Bad Breath?
The foul odor emitted from the mouth may stem from volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) emitted by bacteria, of which there are over 600 different types in your mouth. Most often, these bacteria live between teeth, at and below the gum line, and on the tongue and tonsils. The bacteria produce plaque, which also smells bad. Gum disease, tooth decay, or tooth infection can also create bad breath. In some cases, bad breath can come from the stomach. Dentist Mark Arooni can help!
Best Cures for Bad Breath
Many over-the-counter halitosis products contain alcohol and ultimately dry out the mouth. A dry mouth is prone to even worse halitosis! Mints, gums, and mouthwash can temporarily reduce mouth odor, but they are not a long-term solution.
The steps to better breath are simple, if your odor is caused by bacteria.
- Brush morning and evening
- Floss before bed
- Clean your tongue morning and evening (particularly the back surface)
- Stay hydrated throughout the day
- Avoid acidic and sweet snacks
- Avoid eating smelly foods in public
Call Dr. Arooni Today!
If you practice these tips faithfully and still notice a foul odor from your mouth, visit Dr. Arooni for professional assistance. He offers prescription-strength halitosis products and can also identify and treat gum disease, tooth decay, or oral infections. If Dr. Arooni finds that your halitosis may originate in your stomach, he will advise you on the next steps to take.
Located in Chandler, AZ, Lakeview Dental serves patients from Guadalupe, Queen Creek, Mesa, Sun Lakes, and surrounding communities. Dr. Arooni has studied general and cosmetic dentistry, and he looks forward to seeing your smile!
By Mark Arooni DDS