Finding out you have chronic bad breath or halitosis can be embarrassing. When brushing, flossing and mouthwash no longer conquer normal bad breath, you may feel less confident in social interactions. More importantly, it could be a symptom of a more serious oral health problem. If you suffer from halitosis, come see the oral health professionals at Clover Smile Studio. We can uncover the cause of your chronic bad breath and give you relief by providing the proper dental treatment.
Bad breath is often caused by a dental issue. While there are some internal health conditions that can cause bad breath odor, most halitosis stems from issues in the mouth. Decaying teeth, periodontal disease and infected teeth can all lead to chronic bad breath. Cleaning your mouth will not stop the odor. Only correcting the dental issue causing the odor will give you sustained relief from halitosis.
Treatment for Bad Breath
The first step in curing your halitosis is finding the cause. A thorough exam and cleaning can uncover if you have a dental issue. We start with a periodontal exam of your gums, looking for any signs of gum disease. A thorough dental cleaning can remove any tartar hiding bacteria and causing bad breath. In addition, a dental exam of your teeth can reveal if any of your teeth have decay, damage or infection. Fixing dental issues is often all that is needed to help restore healthy breath. We can also recommend tongue scrapers and other methods to help reduce bacteria in the mouth to sustain fresh breath.
Chronic bad breath is usually a symptom of a dental health issue. Routine checkups and cleanings are the best way to control bad breath problems and relieve halitosis. If you have halitosis, contact Clover Smile Studio today to schedule your next checkup today at our office in Austin to get relief from your bad breath odor and to maintain a healthy smile.