If you have halitosis, it can impact your confidence. Bad breath can be embarrassing and make social or professional encounters awkward. More importantly, it can be a sign of an oral health issue that needs attention. Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, is treatable, especially when it arises from a dental problem. At Hollon Dental, we can diagnose the cause of your bad breath and give you relief with effective halitosis treatment at our dental center in Mobile, AL.
There are many different causes of chronic bad breath. While most people have occasional breath odor from certain foods or beverages, halitosis is more severe and does not go away by simply brushing your teeth or using a breath mint. While halitosis can be linked to certain internal health disorders, it is more commonly caused by dental issues. Gum disease, tooth decay, infected teeth and other oral health issues are more likely to cause halitosis than internal health issues. The first place to examine when trying to stop bad breath is your teeth and gums.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Halitosis treatment depends on the cause of the bad breath odor. Our dental team can begin with a thorough periodontal exam and dental cleaning. Often, bad breath is due to bacteria in tartar on the teeth or an infection in the gum tissue (gingivitis or periodontitis). Sometimes it only takes a professional dental cleaning to stop the bad breath odor. If there is gingivitis or gum disease, treatment for these issues can stop the bad breath symptoms.
The next step in diagnosing the cause of halitosis is a dental exam. Our dentist will look for any decay or infection that could be causing the bad breath odor. Removing tooth decay or treatment for infected teeth can improve your oral health and diminish bad breath caused by these dental disorders.
You do not need to live with bad breath, or halitosis. Treatment is available at Hollon Dental for halitosis or any dental issues that are causing your breath odor. Contact our team to schedule a checkup and cleaning to get to the bottom of what is causing your bad breath. Contact our office in Mobile, AL, to book your appointment.