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Don’t Let Bad Breath Cast A Cloud On Your Summer! [BLOG]

Afraid Young Woman | Dental Anxiety | Alluring Smiles in Mesa, AZ - Dr. Javier Portocarrero

It’s a stifling and embarrassing social dilemma we all face from time to time.

Bad breath!

This condition can affect you on a personal, social, and professional level, but it can also be a symptom of a more serious problem with your teeth and gums.

Our team at Alluring Smiles in Mesa, AZ wants to make sure you don’t let bad breath cast a dark cloud over your summer fun!

Don’t Let Bad Breath Cast A Cloud On Your Summer!

While you’re out socializing this summer, you want your breath nice and fresh.

But if you’re experiencing persistent bad breath that chewing gum, mints, and mouthwash can’t seem to mask, there could be an underlying issue that needs to be addressed.

We’re here to help!

*Start By Ruling Out Common Causes*

Everyone knows that foods like garlic and onions will give you breath that could peel paint off a wall, but when your breath stinks even when you’re careful to avoid those, what’s behind it all?

We’re going to begin by listing some common causes of bad breath, so you can start to rule some of them out. It will help you get one step closer to a solution!

*Poor Oral Hygiene

*Tooth Decay & Cavities

*Gingivitis

*Smoking

*Alcohol

*Colds & Other Sinus Problems

*Medications & Vitamin Supplements

*Dry Mouth

*Acid Reflux

*A Variety Of Health Conditions

See any that might apply to you?

The good news is that our team at Alluring Smiles deals with this issue all the time and can help you figure out what’s causing your bad breath and work toward an effective solution.

3 Dental Treatments That Can Help!

Here are three dental services we offer that are often at the heart of halitosis!

*Dry Mouth Treatment*

We find that dry mouth is often the main source of halitosis. That’s because you’re not producing enough saliva to wash away food and debris or to fight the bacteria inside your mouth.

You could be experiencing dry mouth for several reasons, including:

-Prescription medication

-Dehydration

-Smoking

-Heavy drinking

-Poor overall health

Dr. Portocarrero can determine if dry mouth is causing your bad breath and give you ways to remedy the problem for cleaner, fresher breath!

*Filling A Cavity*

When bacteria feeds on your leftover food particles that get stuck between your teeth, it makes for a pretty smelly union.

The tiny bits of food in your mouth will start to smell on their own, but once bacteria feeds on it, it will generate smelly acids that decay your teeth.

One tooth affected by decay may not be enough to explain your bad breath, but if it’s been awhile since you’ve been the dentist, you may have several cavities that have formed.

We will remove the decay and fill your cavity so that your tooth is saved and your breath, as a result, won’t be affected by it anymore.

*Gum Disease Treatment*

Bad bacteria inside your mouth is notoriously stinky, which is why gum disease sufferers may notice a change in their breath when the infection develops.

If we detect the early stages of gum disease taking hold in your mouth, Dr. Portocarrero and our team can use scaling and root planing to eradicate the problem and restore your gum health.

Scaling is where we gently clean bacteria out from under your gumline, and then we follow that with root planing to discourage bacteria from building up and causing more damage.

It’s a comfortable, effective way to not only freshen your breath, but protect your teeth and your oral and overall health.

Make An Appointment

Dr. Portocarrero has the training and experience to help determine what’s causing your bad breath. Our Mesa, AZ practice invests in advanced technology so that we can zero in on the dental problem you’re facing and treat it effectively.

Enjoy fresher breath and a fun summer! Call Alluring Smiles today at 480-525-6617 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.

 

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