Why Serious Bad Breath Means It’s Time For A Visit

At its best, yucky breath is something that you can joke about. At its worst, bad breath means something is wrong with your oral health. The good news is that when halitosis (your chronically not so lovely breath) shows up, it’s a big obvious sign telling you that it’s time to set up a dental visit with us. Not sure why you can’t just deal with this with your toothbrush, paste, and floss? Learn more with us.

You May Be Working Against A Problem

Yes, you may be brushing and flossing now like a champion because you’ve realize your bad breath is a serious issue. However, if you haven’t been brushing and flossing very well for a while (or if you have missed out on your suggested twice-a-year cleanings), then you may be working hard but you have plaque and tartar buildup. Your efforts will remove daily plaque but not what’s piled up and stuck to your teeth (and that doesn’t smell so great). Come in for a checkup and a cleaning.

You May Have A Problem That Requires Dental Care

Beyond needing to get the bacteria in your mouth under control with exceptional preventive care, you might need restorative care or periodontal care. Consider the following common causes of bad breath that you cannot make go away with a single brushing and flossing session:

  • Cavities can produce bad odors
  • Infections can smell and taste bad
  • Gum disease may cause foul breath
  • Dry mouth may develop, permitting bacteria to overpopulate your mouth, which will lead to yucky smells (and yucky breath)

Treat Your Bad Breath With An Appointment With Us

See our team when you’re experiencing bad breath that won’t go away. We can provide you with the care and answers you require! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nielsen and our team, call Commerce Family Dental in Commerce, TX today at (903) 886-3081.