Oral Health: The Role it Plays in Total Body Health
My dentist told me I had bad breath. I was talking to someone in the waiting room at the time. Having bad breath is not only embarrassing; it is a symptom of chronic gum disease and may be a sign of an infection in your body. Foul odors in the mouth are usually caused by food and bacteria that accumulate on the teeth, tongue and other surfaces in the mouth. Although the oral cavity is naturally teeming with harmless bacteria (similar to the rest of the body), the bacteria will multiply and become harmful if not properly removed by brushing and flossing, as well as seeing a dentist regularly for ...