When Bad Breath Terrifies: 4 Tips

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

Do you live in Allen Park, Michigan or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers in Detroit, Southgate or Dearborn. Your neighbors in Taylor can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath.

But why?

I’m Greg & Joanne Szalai with Szalai & Szalai DDS. In business since 1987. My specialty is cosmetic dentistry. At Szalai & Szalai DDS we perform dental implants and sleep apnea and snoring treatment regularly. As a favor to Allen Park, Michigan 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 Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai. Located at 5329 Allen Rd Allen Park, Michigan zip code 48101. We offer dental crowns, Six Month Smiles, teeth whitening, Invisalign, and porcelain veneers just to name a few of our awesome dental services.

Gentle Hands, Caring Hearts, Beautiful Smiles

Greg & Joanne Szalai
Szalai & Szalai DDS
5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan 48101