Chronic halitosis is a problem that can be overcome with the right treatment. Visit Lynn Creek Dental Care to find the solution to your bad breath so that you can smile with confidence.
The most common cause of recurring halitosis is odor-causing bacteria that is left trapped in the mouth for an extended period of time. Some of the areas where bacteria can often be found include:
These areas can get overlooked when brushing and flossing, and odor-causing buildups are surprisingly common. By eliminating these bacteria accumulations, an individual can go a long way towards improving their breath.
It is also common for people who are suffering from halitosis to attempt to not only self-diagnose but treat the issue on their own. Some common methods for doing this include the use of chewing gum, mints and mouth rinses. The problem with these home remedies is that they do not actually treat the root cause of the bad breath. Instead, they only hide the smell, and the problem can actually worsen over time. Only by removing the odor-causing bacteria can the bad breath be truly eliminated once and for all.
At Lynn Creek Dental Care, we may offer several different treatment methods for overcoming halitosis, depending on what the cause is. The most obvious is to provide a total cleaning of the mouth. We provide these cleanings during regular dental checkups. However, more severe cases of halitosis may require an even deeper cleaning than what is offered with a regular dental checkup. If odor-causing bacteria is trapped beneath the gum line, we may need to provide periodontal services to treat the problem. This could include scaling and root planing treatment or gingivectomy oral surgery.
The best way to prevent halitosis is to keep up with proper oral hygiene practices. This includes brushing twice per day, flossing once per day and visiting our practice at least once every six months for regular dental checkups.
Overcome your chronic bad breath with top-quality halitosis treatment from Lynn Creek Dental Care. Our team will work to help you get your confidence back in your breath! The first step is to make a visit to our practice for a proper evaluation. Please call us at (972) 314-2600 to schedule your appointment.