If you are looking for treatment for bad breath in Nassau County and Manhattan, NY, set up a consultation with Dr. Marc Levine. Dr. Levine provides gum disease treatment and a variety of other treatment options for patients who may be experiencing symptoms such as bad breath, bleeding gums, loose teeth, or gum recession. If you are not keeping up with your brushing and flossing routine, you increase the risk of developing oral health issues such as bad breath and gum disease. You can work with Dr. Levine to improve your overall oral health.
Here are some of the key causes of bad breath:
Bad Breath from Food
In many cases, bad breath is a side effect of eating foods that have very strong odors. You may have bad breath after you eat food like cheese, spicy foods, fish, or even garlic. Even though brushing and flossing your teeth can mask those odors temporarily, the problem will not go away until the food passes through your system.
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you are not brushing and flossing regularly, bacteria can grow between the teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. Poor oral hygiene can cause bad breath because your mouth is full of bacteria.
Certain lifestyle habits can also cause bad breath. If you smoke or chew tobacco regularly, you may always have bad breath. This can affect your taste buds and also irritate the gums. Some lifestyle habits may necessitate gum disease treatment.
Bad breath that does not go away is also one of the signs of gum disease. If you have an excessive amount of bacteria in the mouth, your mouth will be full of toxins that can start to irritate the gums. When there is an active infection in the mouth, you will often have bad breath.
Some other causes of bad breath that may require treatment:
• Dry mouth
• Health issues such as diabetes, chronic sinus infections, or kidney problems
• Yeast infections in the mouth
• Poorly fitting dental appliances
If you are concerned about bad breath and think you may need gum disease treatment, talk with Dr. Levine about treatment options for bad breath in Nassau County and Manhattan, NY. Set up your consultation today.