Don’t Suffer From Bad Breath Any Longer
Having bad breath is a common issue, but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing. Many people suffer from halitosis without knowing they may need treatment to cure it. If you have been suffering from bad breath, you may want to consider seeking professional treatment.
What Is Halitosis?
Halitosis is the medical term for chronic bad breath. It is not simply having bad breath when you first wake up but is a constant issue. Halitosis is not always able to be treated simply by brushing your teeth or chewing gum.
Halitosis can cause bad breath
Many things can cause bad breath, but there is usually an underlying issue for halitosis that needs to be diagnosed and treated by a professional.
Some common causes are:
- Bacteria growth on the tongue
- Gum disease
- Other oral issues such as cavities and dry mouth
- Underlying medical conditions such as sinus infections
Can I Treat Halitosis On My Own?
Sometimes bad breath can be minimized or prevented by improving your oral hygiene habits. You should always brush, floss, and rinse your mouth twice daily. Be sure to use ADA approved toothbrushes, toothpaste, and antiseptic rinse and use the correct techniques.
You can also avoid certain foods that cause bad breath. Potent foods such as garlic and onions can linger long after you finished your meal. Stick to pleasant smelling spices such as mint and basil.
When Should I Seek Medical Help For My Bad Breath?
If you maintain good oral hygiene habits and have minimized strong-smelling foods in your diet but are still suffering from bad breath, it is time to see a professional. Your dentist will be able to properly diagnose the underlying cause of your halitosis. Once the cause is found, they will be able to start a specialized treatment plan to reduce your symptoms.
Don’t suffer from the embarrassing effects of halitosis any longer. At Midtown Dental Care, we understand the anxiety bad breath can cause. We can diagnose your halitosis and find a treatment plan right for you. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.