Mazza Center for Implant and Esthetic Dentistry
David V. Mazza, DDS
4300 Montgomery Ave. # 101; Bethesda, MD 20814 - Bethesda Metro Station - Free Parking
Management of Bad Breath
Bad Breath or Halitosis might have several reasons:
- Inadequate Oral Hygiene (not flossing or brushing enough) that could result in
accumulation of Dental Bacterial Plaque,
- Presence of Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease), or Cavities,
- Dry Mouth or lack of adequate salivary flow that could result in plaque retention,
- Smoking Habit,
- Eating certain foods such as Garlic or Onion that after absorption, could enter the blood stream and got expelled through lungs during exhale,
- Medical problems such as Post-nasal Drip, local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal disturbance, liver or kidney ailment.
How to get rid of the Bad Breath?
- Observe Oral Hygiene (Flossing and Brushing) at least 2 to 3 times a day.
- See your dentist regularly for check ups and cleaning,
- If you have dry mouth, some salivary substitutes could be prescribed and recommended,
- If you smoke, just Quit it for good. Dr. David Mazza might refer you to Tobacco Cessation doctors,
- Stay away form certain foods such as Garlic and Onion,
- You might be referred to certain medical doctors and specialists for further evaluation.
by Dr. David Mazza, Mazza Center for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry April 2011
Relationship of Oral Health and Systemic Health
Based on numerous researches, there is a direct relationship between Oral Health and Systemic Diseases. Your mouth is a habitat for countless bacteria (micro-organisms). These bacteria are mostly found in dental plaque and tooth decay (cavities). They could result in systemic medical problems such as: Cardiovascular disease, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, preterm delivery in pregnant women, diabetes and etc.
Observation of Oral Hygiene at least twice a day should be an essential part of a healthy life style.
by Dr. David Mazza, Mazza Center for Implant and Aesthetic Dentisty 12/02/2010
Disclaimer: This blog is just for general information and should not be interpreted as diagnosis or treatment of diseases. Every individual requires to be examined by a licensed dentist and be diagnosed and treated accordingly.