Got Oral Pain? Get Fresh Breath.
Did you know that cavities, formally known as “dental caries,” don’t just cause pain, discomfort and infection? They can also cause bad breath!
Tooth decay occurs when the oral bacteria produce acids that eat away at the tooth enamel.
Sugars and other particles form a plaque on your teeth; this creates an ideal environment for the bacteria that causes tooth decay. The acids can begin attacking your tooth enamel within 20 minutes of eating, which is why it’s so important to brush immediately after eating or drinking.
Once a cavity forms, it becomes an ideal hiding spot for bacteria which can cause infections and odor — odor that causes bad breath!
Bacteria and food particles can become trapped inside the cavity, which then emits an odor. Infection can not only spread to other areas of your mouth, causing even more intense odor and pain; if it reaches the soft, nerve-rich center of the tooth, the infection can actually enter your bloodstream!
Tooth decay causes chronic mouth infections, which in turn, cause chronic bad breath, also known as “halitosis.” Fluoride use can reverse really minor decay, but more established cavities will require a filling. Severely decayed teeth require a root canal, crown or even extraction.
Of course, regular mouthwash use will help keep your mouth feeling minty fresh and it’s a great complement to your existing oral health routine. A Got Fresh Breath? mouthwash dispenser makes swishing convenient and easy. And it’s an easy way to promote fresh breath throughout your entire home, business, office or beyond.