Tips for Preventing Bad Breath

There are several things you can do to prevent and reduce your risk of developing halitosis. These include:

  • Practicing good oral hygiene
  • Getting teeth professionally cleaned
  • Refraining from using tobacco products
  • Chewing sugarless gum or drinking water to stimulate saliva flow
  • Maintaining a food log

Treatment for Bad Breath in Elyria & Westlake, OH

Treatment for Bad Breath in Elyria & Westlake, OH

If you are not keeping up with your brushing and flossing regimen, you increase the risk of developing oral health issues such as halitosis. Having bad breath may be the result of poor oral hygiene or other health problems. Some of the common causes of breath problems include:

Food choices
If you eat foods like onions, cheese, fish, and garlic on a regular basis, you may have bad breath. This can be masked with mouthwash and breath mints, but the issue will not resolve until the foods have passed through your body.
Poor oral hygiene
Failing to brush and floss regularly can lead to bacterial buildup in the mouth, which causes breath problems.
Lifestyle habits
If you smoke or chew tobacco regularly, you may have chronic bad breath.
Gum disease
Persistent halitosis is one of the side effects of active gum disease.

Other causes of bad breath include: yeast infections in the mouth, dry mouth, poorly-fitting dental appliances, and health issues such as acid reflux or respiratory tract infections.

If you are concerned about your breath or think you may have gum disease, contact our office in Elyria or Westlake, OH for an evaluation. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Guirguis as soon as possible.

Office Hours

Monday: 9-5 Elyria Office
Tuesday: 9-5 Westlake Office
Wednesday: 9-2 Westlake Office
Thursday:9-5 Elyria Office
Friday: By apt only