Halitosis, commonly referred to as bad breath, is a common dental concern that affects patients of all types. Halitosis can be an embarrassing oral health concern that may affect your confidence and how you interact with other people. In some cases, bad breath is normal; in other cases, bad breath may be an indication of an advanced dental issue. If bad breath does not improve with brushing, flossing, or rinsing, it may be an indication of an underlying dental problem.
Dr. Vernon Sheen is a highly trained dentist in Annapolis, MD. Dr. Sheen can work with you to identify the underlying cause for halitosis and create a personalized solution based on your needs. To learn more about your treatment options, contact the Annapolis Center For Dental Health & Wellness.
Common Causes For Bad Breath
- Dry Mouth: dry mouth can be caused by smoking, consuming alcohol, snoring, and certain medications. When certain factors come into play, it affects the saliva production in the mouth, which contributes to dry mouth.
- Certain Foods: Certain strong smelling foods may contribute to foul-smelling breath. Other foods like dairy or meat may affect the way your breath smells.
- Poor Oral Hygiene: Poor oral hygiene is one of the most common causes of bad breath. A crucial part of maintaining healthy teeth is practicing a proper oral hygiene routine. When the teeth and gums are not properly cleaned, plaque and tartar will build up and may lead to complex dental issues. When the teeth are not properly cleaned, it can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, or infection.
Schedule An Appointment
At the Annapolis Center For Dental Health & Wellness, we are committed to helping our patients achieve a healthier smile. If you are experiencing persistent bad breath, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheen. To schedule an appointment, call or schedule an appointment online.