Halitosis and the Body Oral Connection

Do you ever find yourself feeling embarrassed by your bad breath? Do you cover your mouth or avoid getting too close to other people? Do you brush and floss regularly and still have bad breath right after cleaning your teeth and gums? Severna Park, MD dentist Dr. Lynn Morgan wants you to know that your bad breath may be an indicator of a more complex oral health problem.

Halitosis and the Body Oral Connection

Oral health is directly tied to the health of your whole body. Many oral health conditions can have negative impacts on your overall health, and vice versa. Chronic halitosis is often a symptom of serious medical conditions that need to be addressed by a general physician as soon as possible. Dr. Morgan can help to determine if your halitosis is caused by a dental health concern or if you need to see a medical doctor. If your bad breath is stemming from an oral health issue, our Severna Park dentist office provides comprehensive and personalized restorative dental care for the treatment of conditions that cause bad breath.

Bad breath that can not be cured with a good brushing and flossing could be caused by a range of dental health concerns. Tooth decay, dry mouth, or even gum disease all cause chronic bad breath. Bacteria that lives in between your teeth and gums builds up and leaves behind a by a product that produces a pungent smell. Tooth decay often leaves a metallic taste or smell and can often be noticed by other people. In order to eliminate bad breath caused by these oral health concerns, it is essential to treat the root of the problem.

Treating the Root Cause of Halitosis

Dr. Lynn Morgan will work with you to build a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan that will conservatively address the root of your oral health concerns. Dr. Lynn Morgan provides dental fillings, root canals and tooth extractions for the treatment of tooth decay. Our Severna Park dentist office also provides comprehensive periodontal therapy for the management of gum disease.

Certain pungent foods and mouth breathing can cause temporary bad breath. If your bad breath is eradicated with a good brush and floss, you most likely have nothing to worry about. Diligent oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist for professional cleanings should allow you to keep bad breath under control and prevent future tooth decay.

Schedule An Appointment

Brushing, flossing and a healthy diet can help keep your breath fresh and your teeth and gums healthy. Contact our Severna Park, MD dentist office for a dental exam and professional teeth cleaning. Dentist Dr. Lynn Morgan encourages all patients to visit the dentist at least twice a year. Our Severna Park dentist office is equipped with the latest in dental technology and a compassionate and trained staff for quality dental care.