Are you concerned that you have bad breath? Often those with chronic bad breath or halitosis are the last to know they have the problem. It sometimes takes an honest friend or family member to let you know you have an issue, which can be embarrassing to both you and them. Bad breath is not always a hygiene issue; it can be caused by serious health problems. If you have chronic bad breath, come to Nautical Dental for general dental treatment.
If you brush, floss, and use mouthwash after meals, yet your breath is still not fresh, there is likely another issue causing the odor. Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria, which regular oral hygiene can eliminate. Halitosis can be caused by a deeper issue, often a decayed tooth, infection, or other oral health problem. Our dentists can perform comprehensive exams to get to the source of your bad breath and find a treatment to cure the problem for good.
Treatment for Bad Breath
The cause of your bad breath will determine what treatment is needed. Often it is a tooth with an infection or cavity that is causing a foul odor. It can also be the beginnings of gum disease, another serious condition that needs immediate treatment. Our dentist will perform a thorough examination to find the problem and offer solutions. If your teeth and gums are in excellent health, the source of your halitosis may be internal and our dentist will refer you to your general physician for further diagnosis.
Many dental issues can be the cause of chronic bad breath. You deserve to feel confident in social situations and your oral health should be a priority. If you have been plagued with halitosis, get on the road to fresh breath and a healthy smile by scheduling a checkup with our friendly, compassionate team at Nautical Dental. Contact us today!