Halitosis: Your Bad Breath

If someone’s breath smelled bad once, you’d probably forgive them for it. Right? What if their breath smelled bad regularly? Would you have the guts to bring this potentially embarrassing personal issue up to them? You’re more likely to keep silent about it so you don’t offend. After all, there are so many remedies to this common problem you would think there should be no reason for anyone to have chronic bad breath.

Bad breath, or halitosis, is produced as a result of excessive build up of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) from the breakdown of proteins by bacteria in the mouth. The more food particles in your mouth, and around your teeth, the higher the levels of bacteria further contributing to bad odor. To get rid of bad breath, start regularly brushing your teeth and tongue after every meal. Heavy plaque and tartar that accumulates around your teeth may also contribute to bad breath and periodontal disease. A professional cleaning will help and you will smell the difference immediately.

You should already know to avoid tobacco products, as well as consuming onion, garlic, spicy or sugary food. Mouthwashes, breath fresheners, mints, and flavored gum can only mask the odor for so long.

Dry mouth could be another blame for bad breath. Think about the smell of your breath in the morning. Awful, isn’t it? During sleep, saliva production decreases, leaving your mouth dryer than normal. Since saliva helps to cleanse the mouth, having chronic dry mouth can result in harboring more bacteria to produce bad smell.

If you are part of the unfortunate population that suffers from chronic bad breath, know that it can be subsided, if not eliminated completely. For more tips, remedies or just for laughs, you’ll want to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0FAVR6_ZEQ

You are always welcome to come into the Levittown Dental Office for a free consultation without an obligation. So call today to meet Dr. Marc Gottlieb and his amazing compassionate  staff.

About Dr. Marc Gottlieb

Dr. Gottlieb was raised on Long Island. After high school, he attended Union College. He graduated with thesis honors in biology and then shuffled off to Buffalo. While at the University of Buffalo he received many academic scholarships, awards and fellowships.

After graduation from dental school Dr. Gottlieb went on to a two year post-graduate residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. At the Medical Center he received advanced training in dental anesthesiology and all the specialties of dentistry. That included but was not limited to advanced training in Root Canals, Oral Surgery, Dentures, and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a leading authority in I.V. (intravenous) and Oral Sedation.

Dr. Gottlieb is currently on staff at Stony Brook University Hospital and recently awarded one the top providers of Continuing Education in Dentistry Today.