Do you think bad breath is more annoying than a serious issue? Would you be surprised to learn that bad breath itself isn’t too serious? However, please note that it can be a sign of more serious problems.
Bad breath can actually be caused by an issue called dry mouth. To make matters worse, dry mouth can be caused by a number of issues, such as smoking and even some medications. If you do have dry mouth, your teeth will be more vulnerable to decay and cavities because saliva carries plaque and bacteria away from your pearly whites. However, if you have dry mouth, you won’t produce as much saliva as you normally would. If your mouth seems dry regularly, we suggest setting up an appointment with us.
Bad breath may also be caused by bacteria, which is often related togum disease or tooth decay. It can be difficult to recognize either of these issues on your own. Luckily, our team can help you recognize and address these problems, which can improve your breath.
If you’re interested in learning more about addressing bad breath in Haddonfield, New Jersey, please feel free to contact Vincent C. Mayher, DMD, MAGD at 856-429-0404. Our dentist, Dr. Vincent Mayher, and our team look forward to meeting with you soon.