Halitosis Treatment Cypress TX
Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a very common problem. More than 50 million people in the USA have this condition. Treatment for bad breath varies depending upon the cause. For some people, it is only a matter of being diligent with brushing and flossing their teeth and cleaning the back of the tongue. Good oral hygiene and general dental treatment goes a long way in keeping your breath pleasant.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Removing the bacteria in your mouth that causes bad odor is not just limited to cleaning your mouth. Decayed teeth and gum disease can also cause halitosis. When these issues are corrected, the bad smell goes away. Cavities need to be cleaned out and filled. Gum disease needs to be corrected with deep cleaning of the teeth. Occasionally more extensive work needs to be done to get gum disease under control; however, once the problem is taken care of, your halitosis will often disappear.
Sometimes a person may experience halitosis from other health issues. If this is the case you will be advised to contact your primary care doctor. Gastrointestinal problems are another source of bad breath. A thorough exam by your doctor should reveal the cause if it is orally related.
Unfortunately, many people suffering from foul breath are not aware of it until someone mentions it to them. Breath mints and other products may mask the smell for a while, but to eliminate it, the source needs to be identified. Halitosis can be remedied and treating it will improve your oral health. So whether it is a matter of learning how to effectively clean your teeth and tongue, getting decayed teeth healthy again or eliminating gum disease or some other condition, you can look forward to having pleasant breath again. Your life does not need to be negatively impacted due to foul breath. Contact Smile Avenue Family Dentistry today for an appointment and let us restore your oral health.