Bad breath odor, or halitosis, can be embarrassing in professional and social encounters. If you have noticed your breath has an unpleasant smell even after brushing your teeth or using mouthwash, it may be a sign of other oral health issues. At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we offer halitosis treatment. Our dentists can help determine if dental issues are causing your bad breath and offer solutions to restoring your oral health.
Bad breath is normal – food, beverages and normal bacteria accumulation in the mouth can cause bad breath odor. Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash are usually effective at removing bad breath odors. When you are experiencing chronic bad breath or halitosis, it can be a symptom of other health problems. A thorough dental exam and teeth cleaning is the first step to uncovering the cause of halitosis and determining the best treatment plan.
Treatment for Bad Breath
There are several oral health issues that can contribute to halitosis. Plaque and tartar accumulation on the teeth can host bacteria that cause bad breath odor. Tooth decay or infection are common sources of an unpleasant oral odor. Halitosis is a symptom of gum disease or an infection of the gum tissue. To determine the right halitosis treatment, our dentist will first check to see if you have any oral problems causing your bad breath.
A thorough teeth cleaning can remove plaque and tartar that cause halitosis. Treatment for decay or infected teeth can stop breath odor. Addressing oral health issues is often the solution to treating bad breath. Our dental team can create a customized halitosis treatment plan to improve your oral health and give you back your confidence in social situations. If you do not have a dental problem, we will refer you to your primary care physician to explore internal causes of your halitosis.
At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we want to help all our patients achieve their best level of oral health. If you have halitosis, you may need treatment for a dental problem. Schedule a checkup and cleaning – our dental team will find the best treatment for your chronic bad breath. Contact our office in Spokane Valley, WA, to book your appointment.