Bad Breath?

Are you struggling with bad breath?  This is  an unpleasant condition that can be a cause for embarrassment. Some people with bad breath aren’t even aware there’s a problem. If you’re concerned about bad breath, come to visit Dr. Nussear at Smithsburg Family Dentistry.  He can help identify the cause and, if it’s due to an oral condition, develop a treatment plan to help eliminate it.

What are some causes of bad breath?  Certain foods, such as garlic and onions, certainly can contribute to poor  breath odor. Once these foods are absorbed into the bloodstream, it is transferred to the lungs, where it is expelled through your mouth.  Brushing, flossing and mouthwash will only take care of this problem for a short time.  The unpleasant odors will remain until the body eliminates the food.

If you are not brushing and flossing regularly, small pieces of food may remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Food that collects between the teeth, on the tongue and around the gums can rot, leaving an unpleasant odor.

Let Dr. Nussear know of any problems you are having related to bad breath. He is happy to help.  Thankful to serve the greater Smithsburg, Waynesboro,  and Hagerstown communities.