Morning breath and occasional bad breath happens to everyone. However, when bad breath isn’t solved by mouthwash, brushing, or chewing sugarless gum, you may have developed halitosis. Halitosis can be embarrassing for may patients, but don’t fret, Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers a full range of service to help improve your smile. Buford family dentists Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry are equipped to identify and solve a full range of dental concerns. If you are noticing persistent foul breath, it is important to visit our Buford dental office to get the treatment you need. Often, halitosis is due to poor oral hygiene; however, at other times, halitosis can be an indicator of a more complex dental problem. At Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are here to help you achieve your best smile!
Under the care of an experienced dentist, halitosis is a treatable dental concern. Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry will perform your initial comprehensive exam to determine the cause of your halitosis. Depending on the cause, we can offer the appropriate treatment. In the meantime, patients can maintain a proper oral hygiene routine to keep minimize the chance of developing complex dental problems. We suggest patients visit our Buford, GA dental office at least twice a year for preventive care exams. Preventive care exams allow your dentist to check your teeth for any signs of dysfunction thoroughly. After your visit, Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry will be able to provide a treatment more accurate to your dental needs.
Halitosis can be an indicator of more serious dental concerns, so it is important to get your teeth checked to rule out other dental issues. Halitosis may be caused by:
Gum Disease: Gum disease causes an inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth. Over time, deep pockets for which store bacteria that may cause shifting teeth, foul odor, tooth sensitivity, toothache, and bleeding gums. In some patients, gum disease shows no symptoms, so it is necessary to get your teeth checked twice a year to rule of gum disease. If gum disease is present, we do offer a range of periodontal therapy to restore health back to your gums and teeth.
Dry Mouth: Dry mouth occurs when there is a lack of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth can leave you more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and halitosis. Dry mouth may be a side effect of smoking, certain medications, aging, or dehydration.
Smoking: Over time, smoking can have a negative effect on your oral health. Smoking has been linked to increasing the risk of gum disease. Smoking can be a contributing factor in developing halitosis.
Poor Oral Hygiene: Poor oral hygiene is one of the leading causes of halitosis. Maintaining excellent oral hygiene routine can minimize the chance of developing issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and halitosis.
Visit Our Buford, GA Dental Office
We offer a range of cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry services to our patients. We will work with you to give you the dental care you need. If you have halitosis and are seeking treatment, visit Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Patients can schedule an appointment online