One of the most embarrassing things a person can have is bad breath. There are many people that consider a smile a first impression, and when you are met with bad breath, it can make a lasting impression, but not a positive one. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, has the potential to negatively affect the way you feel about yourself as well as your interaction with the people around you. Thankfully, Dr. Angela Ruff is able to help you with your halitosis at her Fayetteville, NC dental office.
One of the main causes of halitosis is not practicing proper oral hygiene. Though brushing and flossing every day may seem simple enough, it can really have an impact on your entire mouth as well as your body, not just your teeth. When the bacteria in your mouth are left to sit and fester, it has the potential to allow the bacteria to grow and affect the scent of your breath. Brushing and flossing every day is crucial in eliminating the harmful bacterium in your mouth that causes bad breath. If you are unsure as to whether or not you may be suffering from halitosis, a couple of symptoms including a constant bad taste in your mouth and continuous dry mouth.
A couple of ways that you can be sure to keep your halitosis in check aside from brushing and flossing every day is by having a dental checkup every six months with Dr. Ruff. During the appointment, she will be able to look at your mouth as a whole, and look for any signs of decay and deterioration. Also, investing in an antibacterial mouthwash is sure to help with your bad breath. The mouthwash will be able to kill more of the leftover bacteria in your mouth that brushing and flossing did not get rid of. If you feel as though you are suffering from halitosis and would like Dr. Ruff’s help, contact our office today, and we would love to help!
Call Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry to schedule a visit with Dr. Angela Ruff. We are happy to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dental needs! Our Fayetteville office also serves patients from Spring Lake and all of Cumberland County.