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What Causes Bad Breath, and How do I Get Rid of It?

May 12, 2018

Woman covering her mouth to hide bad breathOne of the most common questions dentists hear from their patients is how to get rid of bad breath. For those patients with occasional bad breath, you may be able to get rid of it by making some small changes in your oral hygiene and dietary habits. For patients with chronic bad breath (halitosis), you may need more advanced preventive dentistry services, prescription oral hygiene products, and/or gum disease therapies to improve your breath. A good dentist can help you achieve minty fresh breath and keep the smile on your face. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the causes of bad breath and how you can improve your breath in partnership with a trusted dentist and dental care team.
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Medford general dentist Anthony Giamberardino DMD talks to patients about the causes of bad breath

October 20, 2015

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No bad breath smile with white teethDid you know that 65 percent of American adults have frequent bad breath or halitosis? That rotten egg odor– it’s worse than your typical “morning breath.”  Where does halitosis originate? What can be done about this embarrassing and often unhealthy condition?
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Tackle Your Halitosis Today!

September 24, 2014

493881585One thing that everyone can agree on is that having bad breath is never attractive. When you are introducing yourself to someone new or reconnecting with old friends and family, you want to be able to enjoy their company instead of worrying how your breath smells. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, has the potential to deteriorate the way you feel about yourself, and can definitely affect the way you interact with others. Dr. Anthony Giamberardino wants his patients to know of the ways they can handle their halitosis by giving a small bit of information and advice.

Simple enough, one of the main reasons for halitosis is not properly taking care of your smile. Though we have been taught to brush and floss our teeth every day since we were little, many people may underestimate the true importance of doing so. When the bacteria in your mouth are able to remain stagnant and idle, they are left to multiply and take over your smile, ergo affecting the scent of your breath. By practicing proper oral care routines on a daily basis, you are able to eliminate a lot of the bacteria in your mouth, giving you a better chance of having fresh breath.

Another thing that you can do in order to keep your halitosis in check is visiting our office every six months for your dental checkup. By doing this, Dr. Giamberardino is able to look for any early signs of decay and other problems, allowing you to have a healthy smile which results in fresher breath. An antibacterial mouthwash is a wonderful way to kill the remaining bacteria in your smile, and getting one in a certain taste like spearmint or peppermint is sure to linger on your breath. If you are unsure if you are living with halitosis, a couple of signs are a constant bad taste you cannot get rid of and ongoing dry mouth. If you feel as though you are living with halitosis, keep these few tips in mind, and you are sure to be on your way to fresher breath.

Giamberardino Dental Care provides quality general and cosmetic dentistry from our Medford, MA dental office. We serve patients from Medford, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and surrounding communities. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.