Bad breath is not only embarrassing, but it can also be a sign of more serious dental problems. For halitosis treatment in North Brunswick, schedule an appointment with our dental team.
At Your Expressions Family Dentistry, we understand that chronic bad breath (halitosis) is a serious problem. It not only impacts your confidence but can be a symptom of other dental health issues. That is why we offer halitosis treatment to improve your mouth’s health and restore your confidence.
Bad breath is a common problem that everyone experiences from time to time. You can easily treat your bad breath with breath mints, chewing gum or mouth rinse. If you find over-the-counter remedies are no longer enough to cure your bad breath, you may be suffering from halitosis.
Sometimes called chronic bad breath, halitosis can be caused by a variety of oral health issues. That is why it is important to schedule an appointment with our dentist to determine what is causing your halitosis. If you are concerned about your breath, call our office today.
Halitosis can be caused by several underlying conditions and problems, including:
Tooth decay: Left untreated, severe cavities and decay can impact the quality of your breath.
Poor dental hygiene: If you skip out on regular brushing and flossing, it can cause bacteria and plaque to build up in the tissues of your mouth, teeth and tongue. Failing to properly clean dentures or oral appliances can also allow odor-causing to grow in your mouth.
Gum disease: Toxins from built-up plaque can lead to infections of your gums. These infections can cause severe decay and damage in your gums, tooth roots and eventually your jaw bone.
Medications: Some medications can indirectly contribute to your bad breath by causing dry mouth. Other medications can release chemicals in the body that affect your breath odor.
Our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine the underlying cause of your bad breath. Depending on your needs, we can recommend:
Mouth rinses and toothpastes: If your bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene or the early stages of gum disease, our dentist may recommend antibacterial mouth rinses and toothpastes to kill the bacteria.
Gum disease treatment: If your bad breath is caused by advanced gum disease, we may recommend a treatment plan to restore the health of your gum tissue.
Improved oral hygiene: Our dentist will work with you to improve your brushing and flossing habits. If you have dentures or oral appliances, we can also instruct you on how to best care for them to avoid future issues.
Regular dental checkups: Prevention is the best remedy. A regular checkup and professional cleaning every six months can maintain your overall dental health and keep your breath fresh.