Is bad breath stealing your self-confidence? Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, can impact your personal relationships and even your career. At Brentwood Dental Group, we help patients with general dentistry to find effective solutions to this common, yet embarrassing condition. Chronic halitosis affects more than 80 million people. It is more than just temporary garlic breath after eating Italian. Bad breath on a persistent basis is often a warning sign that your oral health is compromised, as it typically originates from bacteria on the tongue and gums. Therefore, we never want patients to shy away from telling us about their bad breath problem. We have a team of skilled dentists who are dedicated to restoring your smile confidence. We treat patients of all ages with a compassionate, non-judgmental approach.
Treatment for Chronic Bad Breath
Determining the culprit to your chronic bad breath is the first step towards effective treatment. Our dentists consider a number of possible causes for halitosis, which could range from a specific medication or health condition to poor oral hygiene or gum disease. Addressing the source of your bad breath instead of masking it with mints or gum is a more effective and more sustainable solution.
For many patients, bad breath can be cured by simply improving brushing and flossing methods. When food particles and bacteria are not removed after meals, they eventually form a sulfur compound that produces a foul and repulsive odor. Tongue brushing is especially beneficial, as millions of bacteria live on the surfaces of your tongue. If indicated, we can provide a deep cleaning or gum disease treatments to treat your halitosis. Other patients may suffer from bad breath due to a dry mouth from a medication they are taking. In such cases, we will work with you to recommend a special mouth rinse or other treatment for dry mouth.
Regardless of what is causing your bad breath or how severe your problem is, you can be confident that the professionals of Brentwood Dental Group have the experience and knowledge to bring you relief. We value the importance of helping patients achieve their most confident smile. For many patients, this means ensuring they have fresh, approachable breath on a daily basis.
To learn more about halitosis treatment in St. Louis, please contact our office today. We treat patients of all ages with a full menu of general dentistry services in a comfortable environment.