As you may have noticed, bad breath can become a lasting problem that doesn’t clear up (even though you may expect it to). When you find yourself experiencing this issue, it becomes harder and harder to ignore. After all, you don’t want to offend those around you or for them to think you don’t care for your smile. Plus, you may worry that something is wrong with your oral health. Well, before you get yourself extremely worried, recognize that there is usually a simple answer. Get started with a Q&A session, so you know how to proceed.
Questions and Answers
Question: Is it possible that my bad breath is just caused by the strong-smelling foods I tend to eat?
Answer: It is! To find out if this is the problem, there’s a very easy solution. Eat bland for a few days. Keep up with brushing and flossing. If the breath problem clears up, you know it’s the food. If not, something else is causing it.
Question: Can bad habits with my dental care contribute to bad breath?
Answer: Of course. When you’re extremely consistent, you remove odor-causing bacteria with brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings. When you’re inconsistent, bacteria build up and make your breath unattractive. Need help? Come see us.
Question: Why doesn’t it get rid of my unpleasant breath when I brush and floss? Shouldn’t that get rid of the problem?
Answer: You may have been lax with your habits for too long, so you have some accumulated plaque and tartar you can’t get rid of. It could also be something else, such as dry mouth or tobacco use. If you’re unsure, scheduling a visit is the best way to go.
Eliminate Bad Breath With Our Help
Learn more about how to handle and eradicate bad breath by coming in to see us for help. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.