Bad Breath: Right Under Our Nose
Bad breath, or halitosis, is a problem that affects between 35 to 45 percent of world population chronically. Morning breath (sometimes referred to as "dragon breath") is a condition that affects almost everyone. Sometimes bad breath may be due to what we have recently ingested. Sometimes it is an indication or gum disease or other disease in the mouth and the oral cavity. At other times it may be a sign of a more systemic condition such as malnutrition or other medical disorder.
Bad Breath: How to Treat
If the bad breath is stemming from the plaque and the bacteria in the mouth, better oral hygiene combined with certain mouthrinses will aid in improving and eliminating bad breath. Gum disease also contributes to bad breath. If the gums are infected, as they are in gum disease, they harbor harmful (and often stinky) bacteria. As our San Marcos family dentist explains, eliminating gum disease has a positive impact on improving bad breath.