Bad Breath Treatment
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is probably the most embarrassing dental problem a person can develop.
It can adversely affect your connection to other people, which can cause your self-esteem to drop.
Approximately 2.4% of the adult population suffers from halitosis.
There is no single cure for bad breath, so the treatment will depend on the cause.
Causes of Bad Breath
Halitosis can be causes by many factors, such as:
- Foods that remain or stuck between your teeth, producing a film that attaches to the mouth
- Alcoholic beverages that cause the mouth to become dry
- Certain medications that reduce the production of saliva
- Untreated tooth decay, periodontal disease, or abscesses
- Respiratory infections
Treatment for Bad Breath
The treatment will depend on the cause. In most cases, a regular professional cleaning will be recommended to eliminate the plaque and tartar that causes the bad odour.
If you have tooth decay, the dentist may recommend tooth filling or dental bonding to remove the caries and at the same time restore the health of your teeth.
Your home care will also need to be improved, especially if this is one of the reasons for your halitosis. Your dentist will demonstrate the proper flossing and brushing techniques and suggest the right mouthwash and toothpaste for your needs.
Regular visits to your dentist, coupled with good home care and healthy diet, are essential keys to improving the health of your teeth and gums, including your overall wellbeing. At West Ryde Dental Clinic, we suggest that you visit us every six months to maintain a healthy oral environment and keep your mouth free from bacteria and odour.
Comprehensive Solution for Bad Breath
Bad breath can affect your social and personal life. Don’t wait until someone keeps their distance from you whenever you open your mouth. Bad breath may also indicate a problem beyond mere oral health disease and a trip to your West Ryde dentist is crucial in determining the cause of the problem and the best solution to the problem.
Special Offer for New Patients
- General Check-up
- Scale and Clean
- X-rays and Fluoride treatment (with any health insurance)