Do you always find yourself reaching for a breath mint or keeping your distance from another person when you talk because you are concerned about the smell of your breath? Bad breath happens to us all from time to time. It is especially common after eating certain foods and drinking beverages such as coffee, which explains the term “coffee breath.” For many people, brushing and flossing their teeth or using a piece of sugar-free gum will help improve their breath. Unfortunately, if you struggle with frequent bad breath, your mouth may be giving you a warning that there is a problem with your oral health. Read on to learn more.
At Rivercrest Family Dental, we are passionate about our patients having healthy teeth and mouths. You only have one set of teeth to last your lifetime, and not caring for your teeth and mouth properly can lead to serious issues with discomfort as well as the need for dental intervention. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about routine dental care and visiting our office at least every six months for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. We see you and your family so infrequently during the year that it is important to be sure you are cleaning and caring for your teeth properly. We recommend that each patient inspect their teeth and mouth regularly for signs of any problems. Warning signs that may indicate a problem include: