One of the most embarrassing issues that people can deal with is bad breath. Bad breath, also called halitosis, can occur for a variety of different reasons. Determining what the reason is, can be the tricky part of rectifying the issue. Some of the most common causes of bad breath include certain medications, dry mouth, bacteria buildup, or not having a good daily oral hygiene routine. A dentist can help with all of these issues and help a person achieve good-smelling breath again.
What Are the Dental Diseases?
Tooth decay is when bacteria begins forming on the teeth and is not adequately cleaned. When this happens, the bacteria can begin to eat away at the enamel, and eventually, it will most likely eat its way inside the tooth. Once this occurs, a cavity has formed. Gum disease is also called periodontal disease and it is when bacteria begin forming on the gums. This could be on the side of or in between teeth. Once this happens, the gums can become inflamed, and gum disease can start. Having this fixed is essential to keeping good teeth and a healthy mouth. Fighting off both gum disease and tooth decay is vital to ensure that no cavities form on your teeth.
How Do I Keep My Teeth Healthy?
Although it may seem like an easy answer, having a good dental hygiene regimen that is kept each day is vital. Brushing twice per day and flossing will ensure the teeth are kept healthy. Flossing is essential in keeping good oral health. The particles and cleaning by floss are unique and cannot be done with a toothbrush alone. Flossing once per day is vital for someone to keep good oral health.
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