When Bad Breath Terrifies: 4 Tips

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

Do you live in White Plains, New York or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers in NYC, New Castle or Scarsdale. Your neighbors in Westchester County can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath.

But why?

I’m Ira Handschuh with The Dental Design Center, in business since 1996. My specialty is cosmetic dentistry. At The Dental Design Center, we perform dental implants and place porcelain veneers regularly. As a favor to White Plains, New York 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 cosmetic dentist Ira Handschuh. Located at 280 Dobbs Ferry Road White Plains, New York 10607. We offer restorative dentistry, dental crowns, Invisalign, periodontal disease services, and teeth whitening just to name a few of our extraordinary dental services.

The smile you deserve – the smile you desire – is closer than you think!

Ira Handschuh
The Dental Design Center
280 Dobbs Ferry Road
White Plains, New York 10607