No one likes bad breath, which is good reason to schedule regular dental cleanings and examinations. These provide opportunities for the dentist and hygienist to check for gum disease, which can cause bad breath. At the same time, it’s important to note that a number of medical conditions can also be responsible. Dry mouth, sinus infections, bronchitis, respiratory infections, and gastrointestinal disorders should also be mentioned to the dental professional who’s trying to identify the source of bad breath. Also bear in mind that more serious conditions (such as diabetes, some cancers, and kidney and liver failure) can produce chemicals that lead to bad breath. If any of these are suspected, a referral to a specialist will be provided.
Are you worried about bad breath? At West Brookfield Dental, we can address all of your dental concerns. We’re located at 9 West Main St., West Brookfield, where all the members of our staff are dedicated to serving you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please call 508.867.2777 to schedule an appointment. We are committed to performing to our highest ability in order to achieve the optimum level of care our patients deserve.
P.S. Along with brushing and flossing, tongue-scraping helps prevent bad breath.