Bad Breath Treatment in Folsom, CA
Everyone struggles with bad breath once in a while. But if you find that people are frequently holding their nose when they’re in your presence, you may have a problem with bad breath, and since bad breath can affect your confidence and possibly hurt your relationships, it’s a good idea to see a dentist, as there may be a quick and easy way to address your bad breath issues.
What Causes Bad Breath?
Persistent bad breath, known medically as “halitosis,” can be caused by a number of different factors, and not all of them are dental related. Some of the possible causes of bad breath include:
- Oral Bacteria (Most Common)
- Tooth Decay
- Acid Reflux/GERD
- Sinus Infections
- Tonsillitis/Tonsil Stones
- Smoking and Drug Use
- Dry Mouth, and More
There are also many different issues that can lead to the development of oral bacteria. While poor dental hygiene is one common cause, other causes include post-nasal drip, illness, and more.
How Can Halitosis Be Treated?
First, it is important to have your oral health inspected thoroughly, to see if possible causes can be diagnosed. In some cases, simply improving your oral hygiene is all you need. A professional tooth cleaning can also help get your mouth back on track, and eliminate any bacteria that may have built in between cleanings.
But if the issue is a bit more severe, such as a dental infection, gum disease, tooth decay, and other preventable means, we here at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry in Folsom will provide recommendations for how to treat your bad breath, and give you strategies that can help you avoid the condition in the future.
If the problem is medical in nature and isn’t easily solved with dental care, we’ll make sure that you have some of the information you need to talk to your doctor about what treatments may be best for improving the smell of your breath, and we can give you ideas for safe ways to address your bad breath in the interim.
Call Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Today
Dr. Chen and Dr. Skelton are both highly skilled dentists that are trained to diagnose bad breath, and help in the treatment of halitosis. If you feel like you have been struggling with bad breath recently, please give us a call today at 916-983-6051, and we’ll schedule an appointment to review the problem.