TREATMENT FOR HALITOSIS OR BAD BREATH
Suffering from bad breath or halitosis can be very embarrassing and frustrating, and sometimes it is hard to avoid because it can be caused by many different factors such as certain health conditions, consumption of certain foods and poor oral hygiene. Bad breath is something that needs to be addressed, but the first important thing to do is identify what has caused the bad breath.
Your mouth can start smelling bad when there is growth and spread of bacteria in your mouth from the food particles left after you ate or the plaque that has built up on the surfaces of your teeth, which were not removed by brushing and flossing. This cannot be the only cause of bad breath, as certain body conditions can cause bad breath.
At Proscia Dental, our Bonita Springs FL dentists will carefully analyze the cause of your halitosis and provide comprehensive treatment accordingly.
Here are a few of the most controllable things you can do to prevent halitosis.
- Take extra time to brush and floss longer. You need to ensure your mouth gets a thorough cleaning and to do that you need to spend a chance to make sure your brushing and flossing are effective. Do not forget to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day.
- Use an anti-bacterial mouth rinse to kill bacteria and to get fresher and cleaner breath.
- Don’t skip cleaning your tongue when brushing. Your tongue is one of the many places in your mouth where bacteria can harbor, so you have to make sure you brush it well using a soft bristled toothbrush.
If your halitosis is chronic, consult our office in Bonita Springs FL immediately because it may be caused by conditions other than poor dental hygiene and you need professional help to be able to identify the exact cause. Call us at (239) 494-4574.