Jeffrey J Jaeger DDS
6300 Shingle Creek Parkway - Suite 362
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
office@creekbridgedental.comCall us today: 763-561-1570

Bad breath is something many people suffer from at some point in their life. Halitosis or chronic bad breath is something that affects about 45% of Americans. Creekbridge Dental in Brooklyn Park, MN helps treat both types.

Americans spend more than $1 billion a year on over the counter halitosis products, many of which are ineffective because they only mask the problem.

Bad breath is caused by a variety of factors. In most cases, it is caused by food remaining in the mouth – on the teeth, tongue, gums, and other structures, collecting bacteria. Brushing, flossing and mouthwash only mask the odor.

Bad breath is more than just embarrassing; it can also be a clue that there is something more than just a smell going on in your mouth.

Some Diseases That Accompany Bad Breath Are:

  • Periodontal (gum) disease often causes persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Postnasal drip
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance, liver or kidney ailment

Bad breath may also be caused by medications you are taking.

The Best Ways To Treat Bad Breath Are:

  • Daily brushing and flossing
  • Regular professional cleanings
  • Cleaning your tongue daily will greatly improve your breath

If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy and that the odor is not oral in nature, you may be referred to your family physician or to a specialist to determine the cause of the odor and possible treatment.

Mouthwashes are generally ineffective on bad breath, only used for short term help.

Please call us at 763-561-1570 or e-mail us office@creekbridgedental.com to request an appointment.

For more information on bad breath, please visit: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/bad-breath.