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Monday, March 28th, 2011
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an embarrassing but all-too-common problem. Sometimes bad breath can be alleviated by avoiding certain foods, but in other cases bad breath is directly related to poor oral hygiene or specific, sometimes serious, problems with the teeth or mouth. Ardmore, Pennsylvania area dentist Lindsey Marshall, DMD, can help you determine the source of your bad breath and eliminate it.
Causes of Bad Breath
What you eat can greatly alter the smell of your breath. Foods like coffee, onions or garlic are well known for causing short-term bad breath. Other causes of bad breath, though, are harder to determine and sometimes harder to treat. These causes can include:
- Lack of proper dental hygiene
- Insufficient saliva production
- Certain medications
Solutions for Bad Breath
Improving your dental hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly can produce immediate results. For some people, however, even thorough oral care does not reach bacteria that collect in the back of the mouth, and it cannot eliminate bad breath that occurs due to illness or as a side effect of medications. If your bad breath persists, and you are unsure of the source, Dr. Marshall can help determine the cause of your chronic bad breath and the best way to eliminate it.
If you suffer from bad breath and need help eliminating this embarrassing problem, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD, at her Ardmore, Pennsylvania area dentistry offices to schedule an appointment or consultation.
Monday, March 14th, 2011
One of the most important and effective ways to keep your teeth and mouth healthy is general, everyday oral hygiene. Without constant care, your teeth are more likely to develop decay, and you are more likely to develop gum disease. In addition, visiting your dentist twice a year helps ensure that any developing problems are caught early. Ardmore, Pennsylvania area dentist Lindsey Marshall, DMD, provides general dentistry services as well as cosmetic dentistry services.
The Importance of Everyday Care
You’ve probably heard all your life that you should floss once a day and brush after every meal. But why are these simple activities so important to your oral health?
Brushing your teeth helps remove food particles from rough tooth surfaces. If left on the teeth, these food particles attract bacteria, which then create plaque that can lead to tooth decay. Plaque can also build up between the gums and the tooth surface, creating pockets where more bacteria can collect. Brushing also helps stimulate the gums, keeping them healthy and preventing gingivitis or gum disease.
Flossing removes particles from between the teeth where brushing alone cannot reach. The action of flossing also massages the gums and clears bacteria and plaque out of the spaces between the teeth and between the gums and the tooth surface.
The Importance of Regular Professional Care
Though everyday dental hygiene goes a long way toward keeping your teeth and gums healthy, regular professional care is also important. Dr. Marshall provides regular cleanings, x-rays, oral cancer screenings and fluoride treatments to help you maintain the best quality oral health. For answers to any questions you might have about general oral hygiene, please contact Dr. Lindsey Marshall’s general and cosmetic dentistry offices in the Ardmore, Pennsylvania area.
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