The scent of our breath projects more than what we ate in the day. It tells us about our health as well. That is why, for so many of us here in Folsom, struggling with bad breath is our biggest nightmare. All of us want to make sure that when we are chatting with someone they are able to focus on our words, not our odors.

If you are someone that struggles with bad breath – also known as halitosis – chances are it is one of your biggest sources of stress. It may be time to consider talking to a dentist.

More Than a Mint: How We Treat Halitosis

The instinct when struggling with bad breath is to pop a breath mint in our mouths and hope that it masks the smell. But breath mints do not solve the problem. They simply hide it in the short term.

Instead of loading your pockets with mints, it may be time to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Chen here at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry. Most cases of bad breath can be mitigated or eliminated with only one treatment here in our offices.

Our best defense against halitosis is simply your basic teeth cleaning. Many cases of bad breath come from the buildup of oral bacteria in and around the teeth, gums, and tongue. When we clean your teeth, we eliminate this stored bacteria, which then gives your mouth a much healthier smell. If your  bad breath is related to tooth decay, dry mouth, gum disease, or other oral conditions, we can assist there as well.

In addition, when the cause of bad breath is unrelated to oral health, such as:

  • GERD/Acid Reflux
  • Tonsil Stones
  • Smoking

We’ll at least be able to make sure that you have everything you need to continue to fight your bad breath, and we’ll let you know what you should consider for next steps.

Call Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Today

No one wants to struggle with bad breath. If you find that you consistently have an odor in your breath that you want to address, give us a call today at 916-983-6051 and let’s schedule an appointment to see if we can find the cause of your bad breath.