What Causes Bad Breath?

Posted by Rick Jackomis DDS Apr 26, 2018

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Have you ever had bad breath ruin a social or professional situation? If so, you’re far from alone. Bad breath is something that afflicts almost all of us at one point or another. For some, bad breath is an almost chronic condition – called halitosis – but for the vast majority, bad breath is caused by things we can effectively control.

Learning how to control those variables will ensure that you have fresh breath. This gives you the confidence to perform at your highest level both professionally and personally, and you’ll find a new level of self-esteem that accompanies not worrying about bad breath.

What causes it?

Certain bacteria that build up in your mouth – which are essentially decomposed pieces of sulfur – are the main culprit of bad breath. A dentist can usually spot this bacteria buildup within moments of glancing inside your mouth. If you’ve had issues with bad breath, ask Dr. Rick Jackomis to look in your mouth to see if you have an abundance of this bacteria.

How to treat it

If you find out that you have an excess amount of bad breath-causing bacteria, don’t despair. Our team at Rick Jackomis, DDS works with patients to help correct this sort of problem on a regular basis. In fact, we offer some of the finest bad breath treatment services in Sterling, Virginia.

The best course of treatment is usually an increased oral health routine that includes flossing and brushing, along with mouthwash use. Mouthwash is incredibly effective in cleaning up the bacteria and germs that your brush and floss couldn’t get to. It’s these remnants which usually cause bad breath.

If you’re ready to have great breath, give us a call today at 703-444-9244 to learn how we can help.

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