When Bad Breath Terrifies: 4 Tips

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“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.”

Do you live in Addison, Texas, or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careless brushers in Dallas and Addison. Your neighbors can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath.

But why?

I’m Maricarmen Ramirez, DMD with The Addison Dentist, in business since 2005. My specialty is general dentistry. At The Addison Dentist we perform family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry regularly. As a favor to Addison, Texas I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some insight about bad breath and give your neighbors some places to start in improving or removing the offending odor.

Brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth, and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.

Also, the food your neighbors are eating can affect the air they’re releasing. Onions, garlic, and coffee are likely to show up on the breath no matter how much time is logged brushing.

Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause salivation issues which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth, or even postnasal drip can cause an odor.

Finally, dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis. Bacteria balance in the mouth is ever changing.

1. Brush and floss the teeth, and brush the tongue, gums, and sides of mouth.
2. Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
3. Stay on top of health issues.
4. Keep dentures clean.

This last one is for you:

Again, I’m Dr. Maricarmen Ramirez, DMD. Located at 4145 Belt Line Rd Ste 208 Addison, Texas 75001. We offer teeth whitening, dental crowns, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign, just to name a few of our extraordinary dental services.

Because everyone deserves to smile!

Maricarmen Ramirez, DMD, DDS
The Addison Dentist
4145 Belt Line Rd Ste 208
Addison, Texas 75001