When Bad Breath Terrifies: 4 Tips

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When Bad Breath Terrifies: 4 Tips

“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.”

Do you live in Lafayette, Colorado or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers in Boulder, Broomfield or Boulder County. Your neighbors in Louisville can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath.

But why?

I’m Gordon West with Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry. In business since 1998. My specialty is cosmetic dentistry. At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry we perform porcelain veneers and dental implants regularly. As a favor to Lafayette, Colorado I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some insight about bad breath and give your neighbors some places to start in improving or removing the offending odor.

Brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.

Also, the food your neighbors are eating can affect the air they’re releasing. Onions, garlic and coffee are likely to show up on the breath no matter how much time is logged brushing.

Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause salivation issues which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth or even postnasal drip can cause an odor.

Finally, dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis. Bacteria balance in the mouth is ever changing.

1. Brush and floss the teeth as well as brush the tongue, gums and sides of mouth.
2. Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
3. Stay on top of health issues.
4. Keep dentures clean.

This last one is for you:

Again, I’m Dr. Gordon West. Located at 1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201 Lafayette, Colorado zip code 80026. We offer dental crowns, teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and prepless veneers just to name a few of our fabulous dental services.

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