Halitosis (bad breath) can absolutely destroy a person’s confidence. Even those who brush and floss regularly and maintain proper general dental care can suffer from halitosis. Although poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of halitosis, there are other causes which can contribute to bad breath. The foods you eat and drink may cause bad breath. However, this condition is normally temporary.
Certain health conditions can cause halitosis, due to smells originating from the stomach rather than the mouth or throat. Such conditions are usually due to diet. However, they may be indicative of much more serious health conditions. Crash diets, especially, are often associated with the development of bad breath. Similarly, medications taken for other conditions can have the side effect of causing bad breath.
Treatment for Bad Breath
If the condition is due to oral hygiene, there are a number of simple changes we can advise making to your cleaning regime. Proper brushing and flossing to remove bacteria and plaque from the teeth is a good place to start. However, food may also be getting trapped in cavities or spaces between the teeth. If Noble Smiles Dentistry does not address these issues through treatment, it can lead to decay and tooth loss.
Filling cavities will prevent food from becoming trapped in the hole. We also recommend having treatment for gaps large enough to trap food. Noble Smiles Dentistry can advise you on dietary changes that can prevent bad breath. If we suspect there is an overall health issue at play, we may refer you to a relevant medical professional to ensure any undiagnosed conditions are identified and treated.
The best way to receive a diagnosis and treatment for bad breath is by visiting Noble Smiles Dentistry for an exam. We will get to the cause of your halitosis, so you can begin receiving the treatments you need. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for you or a member of your family.