Do you avoid close encounters due to chronic bad breath that will not go away, even with brushing and mouthwash? Halitosis is severe bad breath that may be a symptom of other oral health issues. At Buford Family Dental, we understand how embarrassing this condition can be, but we also know that it should not be ignored. We can help you treat your bad breath and any underlying causes with general dentistry to help you feel more confident in social interactions and maintain your oral health.
Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria. Everyone gets bad breath from time to time, usually from eating or drinking certain substances. Onions, garlic and other strong foods can leave a foul odor, but usually dissipate when you brush your teeth or use mouthwash. However, some bad breath lingers, only masked by minty treatments. This can be a sign of a more serious oral health issue. Treat the cause and the halitosis may be treated as well.
Treatment for Bad Breath
The first step in treating halitosis is having a complete checkup and cleaning at our office. Our oral hygienist will clean your teeth and look for any signs of gum disease, a common cause of bad breath. If there is an infection in your gums, this can be treated and may relieve your bad breath.
If your gums are healthy, there could be other dental issues causing odor. Dr. Patel will check for any signs of tooth decay or infection in your teeth. An abscessed tooth or a large cavity could be causing your bad breath. Treating the dental issue will protect your smile and help you regain fresh breath for those close encounters.
You do not need to be embarrassed by halitosis. Contact Buford Family Dental today to schedule a checkup at our office and our dental team will help determine what is causing your bad breath and offer a treatment solution.