Bad breath can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort, but it is not something you have to live with. Persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a symptom of an underlying oral health issue that requires attention.
At Fraser Dental, we understand the importance of good oral health and are dedicated to providing the best treatment options for bad breath.
Causes of Bad Breath
The most common cause of persistent bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Food particles that remain in the mouth after eating can cause plaque to form, which contains odour-causing bacteria.
Food and Lifestyle Cause
Foods such as onions and garlic, smoking, and chronic dry mouth can also contribute to bad breath. Some medications can also cause bad breath by causing dry mouth as a side effect.
Infections in the mouth, tooth decay, gum disease, and mouth sores can also be causes of bad breath. In rare cases, halitosis can be caused by the tonsils, sinuses, or stomach.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Improving Oral Hygiene
The first step towards combatting bad breath is to improve your oral hygiene routine. Good brushing and flossing habits and drinking plenty of water can go a long way in preventing and improving halitosis.
If improving your oral hygiene habits doesn’t help, and it’s time to see your dentist. Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination and x-rays to determine the underlying cause of your bad breath. Professional teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist can also be effective for treating mild conditions and removing plaque and tartar if gum disease is diagnosed. Your dentist can also advise on the best brushing and flossing products and techniques for your needs.
At Fraser Dental, we help you eliminate bad breath and improve your oral health. Our professional and friendly staff will assess your needs and recommend the best treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards fresher breath and better oral health.
Please contact us for an appointment if you are concerned about your breath or oral health – we can assess your needs and recommend specific treatment options.