If you experience chronic bad breath, it may be a sign of an underlying issue that can’t be fixed with brushing and flossing alone. At Creating Smiles, we will work with you to detect and eliminate the source.
If your chronic bad breath, or halitosis, is the result of an underlying issue, common treatments such as chewing gum or breath mints will only temporarily mask the problem. The most important thing to do in treating halitosis is to find the source. This will allow us to design a personalized treatment plan to eliminate the problem.
If it’s something that does not have to do with your oral health, we will refer you to a physician.
The most common causes of halitosis are:
Our halitosis treatment can include something as simple as a professional cleaning. If the source of your halitosis derives from poor oral hygiene habits, we will also instruct you on the best techniques and methods for proper brushing and flossing. If gum disease is causing bad breath, we may be able to address the issue with a special deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing.
We can help you fight your chronic bad breath. For more information on possible causes or treatment methods, please call our Lutz dental office. You can reach us at (813) 278-6979 to schedule an appointment.