Regular Visits to Newmarket Dentists Can Prevent Persistent Bad Breath
Nothing expresses Newmarket locals' love for garlic better than the annual Garlic is Great Festival (or simply the Garlic Festival). In fact, as Yorkregion.com contributor Michael Hayakawa reports, the demand from buyers during the festival is so huge, growers and sellers are having trouble coping with it. Aside from raw garlic, garlic jellies, pasta sauces, dairies, and spreads are also highly sought after.
In addition to its distinct flavor, garlic is known for its medicinal properties, including the potential to treat rotting teeth. The downside to this popular seasoning herb, however, is its strong aroma that can leave behind that infamous “garlic breath”. Luckily, this effect is nothing that a good brushing and flossing cannot take care of, along with eating deodorizing food like parsley, lemon, and apple.
Unfortunately, other causes of bad breath (or halitosis) are not as easily addressed. While having “garlic breath” may be a temporary condition, chronic halitosis can be an indication of something more serious.
Oral Health and Hygiene
Among the most common causes of bad breath is poor dental hygiene. Without regular brushing and flossing, food particles can get stuck between teeth, and eventually rot and decay. A sticky film of bacteria known as plaque can develop from the buildup of food residue in teeth, and emit a foul odor. Poor dental hygiene can also lead to cavities and tooth decay that likewise result in bad breath.
Gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis, which can happen when there is excessive plaque build-up, can also stem from inadequate dental care. Indeed, these conditions are some of the most obvious causes of halitosis.
Brushing and flossing are important parts of oral hygiene but are not enough to provide the thorough cleaning one needs to prevent bad breath. Professional cleaning and check-ups from trusted Newmarket dentists like Dr. Zofia Wojt constitute all-encompassing dental care. These services may even uncover underlying problems that may be causing persistent bad breath.
Emergency Dental Care
As halitosis could be an indication of more serious oral conditions, it is common for those suffering from it to also suddenly feel excruciating pain from a tooth or gum infection. In such cases, it would be best to see an emergency dentist in Newmarket for the appropriate remedy.
Prevention, at any rate, is the best way to address dental issues. Regular visits to your dentist will help ensure your teeth and gums remain constantly healthy.
(Source: Garlic festival in Newmarket made to odour, YorkRegion.com, August 16, 2014)