Chronic Bad Breath Could Be a Sign

Chronic Bad Breath Could Be a Sign

Chronic Bad Breath Could Be a Sign

If people are politely turning away when you open your mouth, it may have something to do with your chronic bad breath.

According to your dentist in Westlake Village, bad breath is a normal if you smoke, drink, or consume odorous foods such as onions and garlic. Coffee drinkers also suffer from halitosis. However, if your bad breath becomes persistent it could be hiding something.

Signs of Chronic Halitosis

Dry Mouth
Chronic Bad Breath
Bad Taste in Mouth
A Thick Coating on your Tongue

What is Chronic Bad Breath?

Also known as halitosis, chronic bad breath is a sign that something is not right, and although it may have nothing to do with your teeth and gums, poor oral hygiene is the number one reason people suffer from it.

Dr. Steven Greenman recommends brushing twice and flossing once every day. He also recommends using an antibacterial mouth rinse.

People who don’t brush and floss are probably dealing with plaque and bacteria caused from food particles. Old food will smell and that could be the reason you suffer from halitosis. Plaque is that sticky film that is on your teeth after you eat and when you wake up in the morning.

If plaque isn’t removed by twice daily brushing, it will eventually get too hard to remove. Called tartar the only way to get rid of it is with a professional dental cleaning in Westlake Village.

What Causes Chronic Bad Breath?

While food and poor oral hygiene are two of the top reasons people suffer from halitosis there are other reasons as well.

Tobacco Products

Smoking and chewing tobacco contain tar, nicotine and the biggest culprit of chronic halitosis, tobacco. Tobacco is also at the top of the list when it comes to gum disease.

Dry Mouth

Caused from a lack of saliva, dry mouth leads to halitosis. Certain medications, alcohol, and disease can also cause dry mouth and chronic bad breath.

Dental Problems

As previously mentioned, tooth decay and gum disease contributes to bad breath. However, old chipped, cracked, and leaky dental restorations are also to blame.

Medical Problems and Chronic Halitosis

Sinus infections and certain systemic disease leads to bad breath allowing bacteria build up in your mouth. Sadly, the bad stuff thrives with too much mucus.

Treating Chronic Bad Breath

Brush Twice and Floss Once a Day
See Your Dentist in Westlake Twice a Year
Schedule Bi-Annual Dental Cleanings
Drinks Lots of Water
Stop Smoking and Drinking Alcohol

If you think you may have chronic bad breath, call and schedule an appointment with your dentist in Westlake Village. A dental checkup is the first step when it comes to diagnosing your chronic halitosis.

Call for a dental appointment in Westlake Village with Dr. Greenman today.

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Dear Patients,

I have made the decision to step back from my work as a clinical dentist due to past injuries. However, I will still be practicing dental sleep medicine downstairs in Suite 131 with Dr. Dave Kacker. He has been personally selected by me and is an excellent dentist, renowned for his skills in cosmetic dentistry. Your appointments and care will continue seamlessly with Dr. Kacker and our merged team. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

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Best Regards,
Steven C. Greenman, D.D.S.