Treatment of Chronic Bad Breath
Halitosis is a condition that causes chronic bad breath and is caused by bacteria in the mouth, food decay, and poor oral hygiene. The biggest concern is not so much the embarrassment of chronic bad breath, but the effects the causes are having on the health of your mouth as well as your overall wellness. Some causes of bad breath include:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Tobacco use
- Dry mouth
- ENT conditions
- Fasting or low-carb diets
Correcting Your Bad Breath
The best treatment for halitosis is improved oral hygiene. At home, you can improve your oral hygiene practices by brushing and flossing twice a day, every day and quitting smoking. It is recommended that you use fluoride-infused toothpaste.
Sometimes, however, bad breath persists. If this is the case for you, it is time to see your dentist for an evaluation. It is recommended that you visit your dentist for an exam and cleaning twice a year (every six months). Your dentist may suggest an antibacterial toothpaste and/or mouthwash. Your dentist will also check for gum disease and help correct any issues that are identified.
Let Cambridge Family Smiles Help With Your Bad Breath
If you suffer from bad breath or halitosis, schedule your evaluation at Cambridge Family Smiles today.