Bad Breath Treatment
Bad breath can be an embarrassing health problem. Also referred to as halitosis, bad breath can result from a myriad of factors. It’s important to know what causes your bad breath so your dentist can recommend the appropriate treatment.
If bad breath affects your personal or public life, consider visiting your DentArana dentist to discuss effective solutions. But don’t wait for it to affect the quality of your life. See us at DentArana as soon as possible.
Trust us. Dentists know best when it comes to your bad breath problem.
Most Common Causes of Bad Breath
Your dentist will first determine the root cause of your bad breath. Halitosis is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene habits, such as not brushing your teeth daily.
Poor dental hygiene – as mentioned earlier, poor oral hygiene habits are among the most common causes of bad breath. Brushing and cleaning your teeth daily gets rid of food debris and bacteria that may cause unpleasant mouth odour.
Lack of saliva – poor saliva flow can cause bad breath. Saliva promotes a healthy mouth by helping your mouth control bacterial plaque and gum disease. Too little of it can cause other problems such as tooth decay and gum problems.
Odorous foods – obviously, if you eat foods with strong smell, it can affect the quality of your breath. Foods that include garlic and onions often cause bad breath. When your stomach absorbs strong-smelling spices, the odour can be excreted through your breath. Other foods that cause halitosis include coffee and alcoholic beverages.
Unhealthy lifestyle – smoking and regular drinking of alcoholic beverages are other common causes of bad breath. Smokers and alcoholics are known to have unpleasant mouth odour.
Oral diseases – if the problem is not caused by poor dental care or by particular foods, then it could be due to untreated oral heath disease such as tooth decay or gum disease. Bad breath is often an indication that something’s wrong with one of your teeth or your gums.
Medical conditions – if your bad breath becomes persistent, it could be a sign of a serious health condition. Individuals with serious health problems such as gum disease, diabetes, and kidney problems are more likely to develop bad breath.
How To Control and Treat Bad Breath?
Here’s how to control bad breath effectively:
- Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth fresh and hydrated all day, and also to help promote healthy saliva flow.
- Eat plenty of fresh and healthy foods, particularly crunchy, juicy fruits and vegetables. Avoid foods or beverages with strong smell. Chew foods that freshen your breath instantly, such as mint or parsley.
- Always brush your teeth before going to bed.
- Keep good oral hygiene habits everyday.
- Visit your dentist regularly for regular check-up and clean.
Bad Breath Solutions at DentArana
At DentArana, we can effectively treat bad breath through preventative measures and oral hygiene education. Your dentist will also counsel you as to how to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, as this can help you develop healthy and fresh breath. If your bad breath is caused by a medical condition not related to dental disease, we can refer you to a physician or specialist.
For new patients we offer NO GAP exam, clean and scale (with any health insurance) for under 17. If you don’t have health insurance, we offer exam, clean and scale only $99 for (under 17’s).