What Your Bad Breath Is Saying

If you worry that your bad breath is “saying something” to others or that it’s a way for your body to communicate with you, then you should absolutely pay attention to this instinct. It’s true! The bad news is that something definitely isn’t “on track” for your smile. The great news? It’s fixable. Learn more from our Virginia Beach, VA team about what’s going on (and what to do).

It’s Telling Other People You Don’t Care For Your Smile

You may very well take excellent care of your smile. Or, you may brush and floss your smile but you don’t come in for visits (however, you aren’t neglecting your smile). Unfortunately, even if you are attentive toward some or all of your oral health’s needs, when others notice that you have bad breath, they may make the assumption that you are someone with poor hygiene! Obviously, this is not something that reflects well on you! It’s even more frustrating if it isn’t true. So, what to do? It’s easy. Make sure you’re brushing two times a day and flossing once a day. Then, come see us if the issue persists (and remember your twice-a-year visits are absolutely essential!).

It’s Telling You That Something Is Off

If you tend to take exceptionally detailed care of your smile but you realize you have bad breath that’s hanging around, it’s telling you that something isn’t quite right. Generally speaking, if you’re on target with prevention, then the nasty odor may be the result of:

  • You may be suffering from dry mouth! Drink more water. Consider possible medication side effects. If you can’t fix it on your own, come see us.
  • You may have a cavity, gingivitis, or other issue that has managed to develop even though you are under the impression you’re taking good care of your smile. See us soon for help!
  • You need to change the foods you’re eating because they are quite smelly!

It’s Implying That You Need A Visit

Bad breath? This may be your wake up call that it’s time for a dental cleaning if you haven’t been keeping up with your twice annual visits. Remember that even if you’re brushing and flossing just the way we advise you to, if you’re not receiving cleanings, you’re developing some plaque and tartar buildup. This can smell! It can also cause problems that become smelly, too. See us soon!

Set A Time And Date To See Our Team

Remember that scheduling a dental visit for any of your smile care needs is extremely simple. Pick up the phone, talk with us, select a date and time that will work for you, and we will see you very soon! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.