What Is Causing Your Bad Breath?

If you have frequent bad breath—and you don’t regularly eat foods like onions and garlic—then you may have the beginning stages of gum disease. As seen in the video, there are ways to prevent gum disease and bad breath, but consult your dentist first.

Bad breath is caused by the microflora, or bacteria, in the mouth. The bacteria consume the food and drink particles that enter your mouth, and leave behind damaging waste. This waste causes your breath to smell bad. It also causes plaque to accumulate on your teeth, which can lead to gum disease. Speak with your dentist about the possibility of gum disease or other potential causes of your bad breath.

Visit the dentists of Sanford Dental Excellence for your next teeth cleaning or teeth whitening in Sanford. We can identify the cause of your bad breath or other dental concerns once you make an appointment at (321) 257-8528.