No one wants to have bad breath. Certain foods and beverages can cause unpleasant mouth odor, but what if you have bad breath 24/7? Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, does not go away by brushing your teeth, using mouthwash or popping a mint into your mouth. If you have bad breath that does not go away, it may be caused by a dental problem. As part of our general dentistry treatments at The Smile Lounge, we offer halitosis treatment at our clinic in Grand Prairie.
There are many dental health issues that can result in unpleasant odors in your mouth. Tooth decay or cavities are caused by bacteria on the teeth, which can also lead to bad breath. Tooth infections or abscesses can also cause halitosis. Periodontal or gum disease can also cause bad breath that does not go away even after brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. When you have lingering bad breath, it is time to see a dentist to determine if there is an oral health issue causing your breath odor.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Scheduling a dental exam and cleaning is the first step to treating halitosis. Dental cleanings can remove plaque, tartar and the bacteria that can cause bad breath. Our dental hygienist will also inspect your gums to determine if you have any signs of gingivitis or gum disease. If your gum tissue is infected, it could be contributing to your bad breath. We can begin periodontal treatments to help improve the health of your gums, which may also improve your halitosis.
A dental exam can also reveal if there are any dental issues that may be causing your halitosis. Dr. Daniels can carefully check your teeth and gums for any decay or infection that may need treatment. Not all halitosis is caused by a dental issue – it could be a medical problem. However, dental issues are the most likely the cause, and they can be quickly fixed. If you have chronic bad breath, it could be a symptom of a dental problem. Contact us at The Smile Lounge to schedule an appointment for a dental exam and cleaning to determine the cause and best treatment for your halitosis.