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Bad Breath? Tips by Justice Dental in Lexington, Kentucky

Bad Breath Woes

Whether you call it bad breath or halitosis, it’s an unpleasant condition that’s cause for embarrassment.

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Some people with bad breath aren’t even aware there’s a problem. If you’re concerned about bad breath, see your dentist and dental hygienist. Together they can help identify the cause and, if it’s due to an oral condition, develop a treatment plan to help eliminate it.

Common Causes of Bad Breath (halitosis):

  • Certain foods—garlic, onion, etc.
  • Inadequate oral hygiene
  • Dry mouth (xerostomia)
  • Gingivitis and periodontal disease
  • Tobacco products
  • Medications
  • Medical disorder—respiratory/sinus infection, bronchitis, diabetes, GERD /acid reflux, etc.

 

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Treatment Options for Bad Breath:

  • Diet and Nutrition counseling
  • Improved dental home care as advised by your dentist and dental hygienist
  • Alternative and/or additional dental care products—toothpastes, mouthrinses, floss, etc.
  • Scaling and root planing to treat periodontal disease
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Regularly scheduled professional cleanings to reduce, treat and prevent bad breath
  • Referral to a physician for evaluation of underlying medical condition

 

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