Do you have bad breath or halitosis? When your breath has a foul odor, it is often due to oral health problems. When brushing or using mouth wash does not improve your breath, it can be due to decay, infection or other problems with your teeth or gums. At Green Meadow Dental, we offer halitosis treatment at our dental center in Newington, CT.
Bacteria are often the cause of bad breath. If you have food particles in your teeth, bacteria feed on those particles and release an odor. Removing food and bacteria can refresh your breath, but if there are underlying issues, the odor may remain. Halitosis can be caused by a variety of issues. Eating certain foods or drinking strong beverages can change your breath odor. Medical problems can result in bad breath. However, dental issues can be behind many chronic bad breath problems.
Treatment for Bad Breath
If you have halitosis, scheduling a dental exam and cleaning are important. A dental cleaning may fix your problem – some bad breath is caused by bacteria hiding in tartar on your teeth. Decayed or infected teeth can cause a foul odor. A thorough cleaning followed by a dental exam can determine whether your halitosis is a symptom of a dental issue.
The treatment for bad breath varies for each patient. If you have a dental problem, fixing that issue can be the treatment needed. Removing decay, performing a root canal or treatment for gum disease may be recommended to improve your oral health and your breath odor. If there is not an oral health problem causing halitosis, our dentist may recommend seeing your regular doctor for a checkup.
Halitosis can be embarrassing, but more importantly, it can be a sign of a dental or medical concern. Our dental team at Green Meadow Dental is here to help our patients receive the best oral care available. If you need halitosis treatment, contact our dental center in Newington, CT. We can schedule an appointment for a checkup and cleaning to determine the cause of your bad breath.