Did you realize you could have bad breath and not even know it? The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care in Buffalo, New York say you could have halitosis, aka bad breath, and be unaware – even though those around you are more than aware! If you ever wonder, “do I have bad breath?” you can ask a trusted friend or come in for a dental check-up!
Many people who suffer bad breath don’t even know they have it. Statistics show one in four people have bad breath and other studies found more than half of the adult population has bad breath! It’s estimated that nearly 60 million people in the United States suffer chronic halitosis. That’s enough to make you want to brush your teeth and grab the mouthwash, isn’t it?
In order to eliminate bad breath, you need to know what causes it. Here are a few factors:
Other factors that lead to bad breath include:
If you know you have bad breath or if a friend or family member has told you, don’t put off contacting a dentist. Schedule a dental examination and work with a dentist to uncover the cause of your halitosis.
Whether you have a regular dentist or whether it’s been a long time since you’ve had a dental check-up, don’t let fear of the dentist cause you to neglect your dental health. Give our office a call. We provide free dental examinations to new patients. Ask us about sedation dentistry and how we can take away the fear of your next visit.