A dentist in Puyallup sees many patients who suffer from bad breath. As you will learn in this video, it is important to tell your dentist about chronic bad breath, as it can be a sign of more serious oral health problems.
As your dentist will explain, occasional bad breath is usually no cause for concern. However, you should tell your dentist or orthodontist if your bad breath lasts longer than a day or is accompanied by any pain or discomfort. Bad breath can be a symptom of tooth decay or gum disease. In that case, you need urgent dental care to deal with the underlying infection. If your bad breath is triggered by medication or mouth dryness, your dentist can also help.