What is causing my bad breath?
Every now and then I’ll have friends, family members, or patients that are concerned about bad breath, and they want to know why this is happening. Now, the vast majority of our patients (and family members and friends!) are pretty darn good about brushing twice per day, so it’s not necessarily as simple as saying “you’re not brushing well enough”. But hygiene is always the first place I start when trying to discover the source of the halitosis (bad breath).
Like I said, brushing twice a day for at least two minutes at a time is the first step. That removes about 60-70 percent of the plaque on our teeth that ...