If you’re the type of person who enjoys hanging around with friends, there’s one thing you need to be very aware of and that’s Hattiesburg bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis. Nobody likes to get close to someone who has bad breath, and even though your breath is bad, most people will find it difficult to mention it to you. So you could go on for a long time wondering why people are keeping their distance, or you could make an appointment with Dr. Tod A. Bigelow at (601) 582-1623 and find out what’s causing your bad breath.
When you have Hattiesburg bad breath, you can try brushing your teeth more or changing toothpaste or using mouthwash to get rid of it. But chances are if your bad breath comes back, there’s a more serious problem that needs to be addressed. Tooth decay and bacteria can cause your breath to smell bad, especially if you have more than one rotten tooth. Gum disease is another thing that can cause bad breath. Infection in your gums that goes untreated can turn ugly with pus leaking out and smelling terribly. Of course, you should never let a dental problem go that far, but if it does, be sure to call Dr. Bigelow’s office for an appointment right away.
To avoid Hattiesburg bad breath and other dental problems, it’s a good idea to see your Hattiesburg dentist every six months for a regular dental checkup. Finding and solving dental problems when they first appear is a much better game plan than waiting until you have a serious problem and then trying to solve it. By allowing Dr. Bigelow to monitor your dental health, you know you’ll be in good hands and any issues you can will be solved early, before they turn into major, more costly issues. Do call Dr. Bigelow’s Hattiesburg dental office at (601) 582-1623 and make an appointment today.