What do I do if I have bad breath?
Bad breath can be the result of harsh smelling food or it can be an indication of a more complex dental issue. If bad breath is not solved by brushing, flossing, and rinsing, then you may have halitosis (persistent bad breath).
Buford, GA dentist Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry offer personalized treatment plans to address any dental concerns you may have. If your halitosis appears to be related to an advanced health concern, Dr. Brown may refer you to your primary care physician for further diagnosis and treatment.
Causes of Bad Breath
Determining the cause of your bad breath is a vital part of creating a personalized solution. Possible causes of halitosis can include:
- Poor oral health
- Gum disease
- Infection or illness
- Dry mouth
- Sinus issues
- Certain types of medications
- Smoking or tobacco use
- Certain health problems
Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry will perform a comprehensive exam to determine the root cause of halitosis. Together, you and your Buford dentist will create a treatment plan based on your oral health needs.
Maintaining A Healthy Smile
If lifestyle habits are causing persistent bad breath, certain lifestyle changes may greatly improve your halitosis- as well as overall health!
- Patients should reevaluate their oral hygiene routine to ensure it is correct and effective. Patients should brush their teeth twice day, floss once a day, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash to promote healthy teeth and fresh breath.
- Scheduling regular visits to our Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can also help patients improve their oral health. Preventive dental care is a key part of maintaining a healthy mouth and enables us to treat developing problems quickly and effectively.
If you are experiencing persistent bad breath or have concerns about your oral health, schedule an appointment in our Buford, GA dentist office. Patients can call or request an appointment online. Dr. Brown and Dr. Newberry look forward to helping you to help you address your dental concerns and getting you one step closer to a healthier smile.