Does bad breath mean you have bad teeth?

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Is bad breath an indication of your current state of health?

Bad breath is more than just an inconvenient and sometimes embarrassing condition we go through from time to time. Serious bad breath that is not linked to foods we have recently consumed can be a sign of illness, disease and decay in the mouth or even the body and should be taken seriously.

The smell of our mouths is often an indication of what is happening internally in our bodies. Although most of the time, bad breath can be linked to an issue inside the mouth. Bad breath can also be a symptom of some very serious issues including injuries to our internal organs and disease.

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What causes bad breath?

There are a number of reasons you could be suffering from bad breath. These include bad oral hygiene, gum disease, tooth decay, increased presents of bacteria in the mouth and damaged teeth.

Tooth decay is usually a very likely culprit causing bad breath. This is what happens when you do not maintain good oral hygiene and have allowed for plaque to build-up on your teeth. If the plaque is left without treatment, it can lead to gum disease and oral bacterial infections.

It is particularly important that you watch your molars. These are the teeth at the back of the mouth and are more susceptible to decay because of their shape. Aside from pain and discomfort, other signs that your molars may be decaying is a bad taste in your mouth and bad breath.

Depending on the extremity of the decay, something as simple as a filling could offer a solution to stop your tooth from decaying.

Will fixing your teeth fix your bad breath?

Having your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist and repairing decaying or damaged teeth will go a long way in stopping your bad breath. However, this may only be a temporary solution if not paired with proper dental hygiene.

Correcting and preventing tooth decay, plaque build-up and increased bacteria can reverse and prevent halitosis (bad breath) when paired with good oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, cleaning your tongue and visiting the dentists for a check-up at least twice a year.

Gum disease and your breath

Gum disease can also cause bad breath. Painful and bleeding gums are a sign of infection. In the warm enclosed and wet environment of your mouth, the infection can cause bad smells and a bad taste. Periodontal disease is the most common gum disease however untreated abscesses and other bacterial infections can have same effect on your breath.

If left untreated, gum disease can become worse and lead to possible tooth loss, increased infection and illness in other parts of your body. Like any other infection, this is not something that will magically disappear.

If you suspect, you may have gum disease or are experiencing discomfort and bleeding in your gums make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

Dental Solutions for Bad Breath Christies Beach

Coast Dental has a range of treatments for tooth decay and gum infection. If you are concerned about your oral health and the effect bad breath is having on your life contact Coast Dental now and treat bad breath and its dental causes today.

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