Bad-Breath Treatment From Your Dentists in Brantford
If you suspect you’re experiencing chronic bad breath (also called halitosis), you’re not alone. Most people have dealt with this reality at some point in their lives, but when the condition begins to affect how you interact with others personally and/or professionally, our expert team at Brantford Family Dental Centre is here to help.
What causes bad breath?
While there are many causes – over 100, actually! – lacking oral hygiene, dry mouth, a diet that’s rich in odorous foods, and the ingestion and use of coffee, alcohol, and cigarettes are often lined to the condition. Certain types of medication and gastrointestinal problems are also known to cause bad breath.
How can bad breath be treated and prevented?
Ensuring that your oral hygiene is prioritized is the first step to treating and preventing this condition. If you aren’t carefully brushing your teeth and tongue twice daily, and flossing once, start today. Not only will these steps help keep your breath fresher, they also help minimize your risk of developing cavities and gingivitis.
Seeing us at least twice a year for professional cleanings and checkups is also vital. While we examine and care for your teeth and gums, we’ll check for signs of oral disease and provide preventive and treatment suggestions for any breath-related concerns you may have.
Finally, ensure that you’re drinking enough water to keep your saliva levels high, which will help flush odour-causing bacteria out of your mouth. You can also chew sugar-free gum to increase saliva production without promoting tooth decay.
At what point should I see my physician?
If you’ve been diligent about improving your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits for series of weeks and/or months but bad breath persists, get in touch with us. If we suspect that a health condition is present, we may suggest that you see your general practitioner for an assessment.
Do you have additional questions about bad-breath treatment? Call our friendly team today!
Contact Us About Bad-Breath Treatment Today
- Determine the cause of bad breath (halitosis)
- Identify steps to take that can help eradicate bad breath
- Treat the condition quickly to help prevent issues with your oral health
- Learn when to see your general practitioner
- Speak and smile with confidence!