“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.”
I’m Dr. Montz with Montz and Maher Dental Group. I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some facts about bad breath.
Brushing just the teeth may not remove fragments of food between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth, and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.
Also, the food you are eating can affect the odor in your mouth. Onions, garlic, and coffee are likely to show up on the breath regardless of consistent brushing.
Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause dry mouth which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth, or even a sinus infection can cause an odor. The microbe balance in the mouth is ever-changing.
Finally, dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis.
1. Brush and floss the teeth as well as brush the tongue, gums, and sides of the mouth.
2. Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
3. Stay on top of health issues.
4. Keep dentures clean.
Again, I’m Dr. David C. Montz. Located at 2443 S Galveston Ave Pearland, Texas. We offer porcelain veneers, sleep apnea, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and CEREC dental crowns just to name a few of our services.
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Contact Montz and Maher Dental Group:
Locations (Tap to open in Google Maps):
2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, Texas 77581
Pearland Phone: 832-895-5120
1769 S. Friendswood Dr. Ste 107
Friendswood, TX 77546
Friendswood Phone: 281-482-1275