Are you embarrassed in social situations due to chronic bad breath or halitosis? Chronic bad breath does not go away with the use of gum or mints; even brushing your teeth or using mouthwash does not keep your breath fresh if there is a health issue causing bad mouth odor. At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we understand how frustrating it can be to experience halitosis. We can help find the underlying cause of halitosis and prescribe a treatment solution to solve your bad breath issues.
Halitosis is often caused by an oral health issue. A decayed tooth could be emitting an odor that does not dissipate even with meticulous oral hygiene. Gum disease can also cause bad breath; the bacteria that cause gum disease can also be the reason for your halitosis. Until the cause of the odor is treated, you will likely continue to have bad breath.
Treatment for Bad Breath
To treat bad breath, first, you must determine the cause. Our dental team can complete a thorough exam to find possible causes of your halitosis. If a decayed or infected tooth is present, treating the tooth can eliminate the source of your bad breath. Treating gum disease or infected gum tissue is another possible option in curing your halitosis. If you have a clean bill of dental health, there are prescription mouthwashes, tongue scrapers and other treatments that can help you control your bad mouth odor. In some cases, you may have an internal health issue that is causing your breath odor, in which case you will be referred to your health practitioner.
Bad breath is often a symptom of an oral health issue that needs treatment. If you suffer from halitosis, contact us today to schedule a checkup and cleaning at our office in Marietta to find the cause and get treatment.