“No matter how much I brush and floss, my breath is still horrid! Why?”
Do friends and family take a step back every time you go to talk or kiss them?
“As I’ve gotten older I have noticed my mouth is increasingly dry and I have bad breath – is this normal?”
Bad breath can be caused by a number of things: type of diet, poor oral hygiene, gum disease, dry mouth, smoking and other medical conditions. Bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis, can be embarrassing. The best way to discover the cause is to visit with Dr. Cordini. He will review your mouth and oral history to determine the best treatment. If your bad breath is caused by gum disease, he will develop a treatment plan to combat your gum disease caused by plaque buildup. If bad breath is due to dry mouth, caused by a decrease in saliva flow or by the medications you take, Dr. Cordini will evaluate your specific situation and help formulate a solution. He may also prescribe an oral rinse to restore moisture, and as a last resort, prescribe a medication to increase saliva production. Bad breath can also be caused by smoking and the use of tobacco products, in which case, a lifestyle change may be necessary to eliminate the problem. It may also be eliminated by simply brushing your tongue along with your teeth!
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