Are people not really listening to you?
Do you find it difficult to keep someone’s attention for long?
You might be a very bright and funny person, and you could have a serious case of bad breath.
Officially call halitosis, poor dental habits and poor oral hygiene guarantee this condition as a result of small infections in the mouth. Eating irregularly and a nutrition-less diet and the usual bad habits such as smoking, drinking copious amounts of alcohol and excessive drug-use (and that includes painkillers available over the counter) can all exasperate and bring on the final result, gut-wrenchingly found smelling breath.
We’ve all woken up in the morning after a big night out and accidentally caught a whiff of our of nasty cocktail mouth, but don’t confuse that with the more serious condition of halitosis.
Other symptoms and conditions that normally are party to a case of acute bad breath include dry-mouth, gut infections, sinus infections, lung infections, rotting teeth and a liver and kidneys in really bad shape.
In many cases the patient is unaware for some time they have more than bad breath. Most people don’t feel comfortable telling them, especially if they just been struck by the stench.
Getting Diagnosed for Acute Bad Breath / Halitosis
It’s quite difficult for dentists to immediately diagnose the cause of bad breath and it’s normal to get a doctor involved. While there is talk of a device that “sniffs” out the cause or causes of Halitosis, blood tests are the normal procedure for finding out the root cause the fastest.
As you would expect, treating bad breath to full blown Halitosis normally is not simply treating one condition. Recovery can be lengthy and lifestyle changes are usually the order of the day.
Prevention is the Best Cure
If we had a penny for every time we said that at Bethany Stewart Dentistry, then we’d probably be living in the Bahamas and never coming back. If you find you do have lingering bad breath obviously we would like you to consult us right away, but despite going against our own better judgement we are going to give you these 5 simple remedies to try first.
If these don’t help your bad breath, we expect you in our Dallas office later today or tomorrow morning.
5 Remedies for Lingering Bad Breath
- Brush your teeth regularly – if you had been you probably wouldn’t stink at the face.
- Flossing at least once a day is important because foodstuffs can turn stinky in a matter of hours.
- Clean your tongue with your toothbrush if you don’t have anything else, but if you carefully most toothbrushes have a tongue cleaner built in to the back of the toothbrush head.
- Clean dentures properly if you are wearing them.
- Avoid food that will give you bad breath and note if they do, your whole body is wafting gas in the same awful way.
And what else should you always do? Visit your Dallas family dentist. Contact us online or give us a call on (214) 368-4100 today.
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