Schedule Your Appointment To Treat Bad Breath/Halitosis Today
- Learn what causes bad breath
- Discover ways to manage and minimize the bacteria that causes odour
- Correct gum and/or periodontal disease concerns
- Treat existing dental issues and prevent future problems
- Boost your confidence in social settings.
Also known as halitosis, bad breath is a common condition experienced by many at one time or another. It’s also one that many people don’t feel comfortable discussing with others.
An issue that can affect self-esteem and cause psychological harm, chronic halitosis has been known to affect jobs and personal relationships. And despite diligent, ongoing oral health care, it can be hard to manage without professional dental intervention.
How does someone develop chronic bad breath? Here are a few causes.
Lacking Oral Hygiene
Food that isn’t digested can linger in your mouth (between your teeth or around your taste buds) and will start to decay. The result is the release of odour-causing molecules, also known as volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs).
The Use Of Alcohol, Coffee & Cigarettes
Because they slow the creation of saliva, coffee, alcohol, and cigarettes all contribute to bad breath. At Terminal Park Dental Clinic, we know that saliva is vital to oral health since it contains enzymes that thwart the bacteria that initiates bad breath. By re-mineralizing enamel, these enzymes shield your teeth from bacteria that causes decay.
Certain medications have been known to reduce saliva production and boost your risk of developing bad breath.
What Can You Do To Combat Bad Breath?
Maintaining good oral hygiene is a must for fresh breath. Brushing twice and flossing once daily will help remove the bacteria that causes bad breath, and will minimize the formation of cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.
Having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year is also important. Visiting your dentist in Nanaimo will help you mitigate the risk of developing oral disease, and being in our office is the perfect time to ask us about any breath concerns you have.
Drinking plenty of water to keep your saliva flowing is another great preventive tip. Chewing sugar-free gum to stimulate saliva also helps.
Looking To Permanently Eradicate Bad Breath?
Call our office today and we’ll assess your unique oral health condition. Whether you’re experiencing a sporadic issue or an ongoing problem, bad breath can be rectified with a variety of solutions. Contact us at (778) 744-4247 today!