“Halitosis” is the medical term for bad breath. It is often an embarrassing problem. Poor practice of oral hygiene is most often the cause of halitosis. When you don’t brush and floss correctly, food particles start to decay inside your mouth. These food particles produce an unpleasant odor.
A variety of other factors can also cause halitosis. It can also be caused by a dental infection, gum disease, or ill-fitting dentures. If you’re experiencing chronic bad breath, schedule an appointment with us at H&M Family Dentistry. We will assess your oral health and determine what’s causing your halitosis.
Chronic Bad Breath Treatment Options
If you notice that your breath is smelling bad, we can help. We offer professional breath freshening treatments that will help you feel and smell your best. Here are the treatments we would recommend:
Maintaining good oral hygiene habits, brushing twice a day, and flossing at least once a day can help to prevent bad breath.
Gum disease often causes persistent bad breath. Caused by a buildup of tartar and plaque on the teeth, this bacterial infection can be treated with routine dental cleanings. This treatment improves the health of gums and teeth while preventing further damage.
If you suffer from chronic halitosis, your dentist may recommend trying a non-prescription oral product for bad breath. These products include mouthwash, mouth rinse, gum, and toothpaste. These dental products can help treat halitosis by reducing or eliminating odor-causing bacteria, plaque, and tartar.
Use Tongue Scrapers
Tongue scrapers, also known as tongue cleaners, are small devices that look similar to a toothbrush but have a curved edge. This device is used to remove germs and bacteria from the tongue, helping to prevent bad breath. Tongue scrapers are easy to use and do not require a lot of training.
A variety of medications are available to treat bad breath. Our dentist in Aurora will prescribe the best one. Most of these medications are used to treat bad breath work by reducing the amount of odor-causing bacteria in the mouth. Because these medications work by stopping bacteria from producing odor, they are not effective against bad breath caused by dry mouth.
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule a consultation with our dentist at our practice located at 2711 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014, you can either contact us via email or call H&M Family Dentistry at (303) 353-9611. We will be happy to assist you further.