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Could Bad Breath Be Caused By Cavities?

Do you suffer or know someone who suffers from bad breath? Did you know bad breath could be resulting from cavities? First, take a moment and read further for more information. Next, come in and see us.

Cavities Cause Bad Breath

How do cavities and bad breath relate? Bacteria causes bad breath, which can lead to more serious dental infection. This problem can be eliminated, similar to eliminating cavities. Simply brush the tongue and teeth following each meal. Ignoring this easy procedure may result in sensitive areas appearing on tooth surfaces. Cavities and bad breath may be the result. Left untreated, cavities will become much larger of a dental issue than just being the little bugs you’re told by your local dentist near Mt Pleasant as a child that eating candy will give you.

Problems Caused by Cavities

Serious issues with oral health can, in fact, be caused by cavities. Major oral health issues can arise from cavities, but the average person may not know exactly how they come about. Fascicles constructed from minerals create a firm enamel that protects the outer surface of each tooth. On top of the enamel lies an acidic coating. This layer penetrates the fascicles when a person chews, thus also allowing bacteria to settle in the mouth. This presence of bacteria unfortunately leads to bad breath and cavities.

In short, a cavity can best be described as tooth decay. This can be influenced by what you eat, drink, and how often and efficient your oral hygiene routine is. Unfortunately, it is very common to inherit oral health problems that have been passed down from generation to generation. If one wants to avoid tooth decay, staying away from food and beverages rich in sugar and starch would be a good place to start.

Sugars and Cavities

If you have a sweet tooth that doesn’t seem to go away and find yourself satisfying that craving for a warm brownie topped with ice cream, just take the following steps of dental hygiene in order to ensure your sweet treat won’t cause your teeth any harm:

  • Rinse with water
  • Brush your teeth for 2 minutes
  • Floss regularly

If you continue to have bad breath, become sensitive to hot/cold substances, or you are in pain while eating call us to schedule an appointment with our excellent hygienists and dentists.

Your oral health is important to us, and our dental team would love to see you in the office!