Bad breath (also commonly referred to as halitosis) is embarrassing. It can cause you embarrassment and humiliation in social settings, not to mention the power it has to negatively impact your professional life. Even worse is the fact that experiencing chronic bad breath can be a sign of more serious health problems. If you find your self-confidence hindered by bad breath, come in to D’Amico and Mauck, DDS in Aurora – our team will be happy to help you find the cause of your condition and provide the dedicated, personalized care you need to face the world with a big smile again. In the meantime, here are some helpful tips that you should keep in mind:
- The most common cause of bad breath is simple enough: poor dental hygiene, especially where the tongue is concerned. The tongue provides a comfortable home for all kinds of bacteria, and if you rarely clean that far back in your mouth, it can cause problems. Cleaning and flossing regularly, as well as paying special attention to that area, should help alleviate bad breath.
- Additionally, certain illnesses and problems can cause bad breath as well, including cavities, gum disease, lung disease, dry mouth, gastrointestinal issues, diabetes, and liver problems. Patients who suffer from one or more of these problems should pay extra close attention to the state of their breath.
- Thinking about investing in mouthwash or mints in order to solve the problem? While these tools may provide a temporary cover-up, they shouldn’t be relied on as a solution.
- Do you experience bad breath only once in a while? No problem. But if this is a chronic issue that plagues you daily, please visit Dr. D’Amico and Dr. Mauck soon so that we can determine if a deeper problem is occurring.
Don’t let bad breath keep chipping away at your confidence – instead, contact our Aurora, CO office today to schedule an appointment! We welcome patients from all over the Denver area, including Centennial, Eaglewood, Parker, and beyond.