Looks can be deceiving—this adage applies to one’s oral hygiene. Just because someone has perfectly straight, white teeth doesn’t mean their breath matches the same level of freshness. Treating bad breath isn’t a Herculean task. Get on the right track again by visiting Cosmetic and Family Dentist’s Santa Fe Springs dental office. You’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
No matter how many times you brush your teeth and douse them in mouthwash, bad breathe just keeps coming back—to your shameful dismay. But not all hope is lost. Seeing a professional means you can find the root cause of this problem. Most of the time, it’s a byproduct of a condition called Halitosis, affecting millions of Americans. Several factors can contribute to this problem, some of which include: ear, nose, throat, gastrointestinal problems, allergies, malfunctioning liver and kidneys, consumption of pungent foods (onions, garlic, etc.), or personal habits (smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipe, etc.). Afterward a professional will conduct a thorough oral examination, seeking for abscessed or decayed teeth, coated tongue, infected tonsils, or diseased gums. After that, finding the source of the breath becomes the next priority. That is, determining whether the odor itself is coming from the lungs, or the mouth and throat. Treatment of this issue varies, depending on what the root cause of it is. If it’s gum disease related, a scaling procedure might be in order. Or it could be as sharing instructions for a thorough oral hygiene routine with the patient. For more information, feel free to contact Cosmetic and Family Dentist and visit our Santa Fe Springs dental office.
See? We told you there’s still hope. Now all you have to do is take the first step by contacting Cosmetic and Family Dentist and schedule an appointment to visit our Santa Fe Springs dental office.