Do people step back when you are talking to them face-to-face? You may be emitting bad breath that is caused by an oral health issue. Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common, yet frustrating condition that can affect your self-confidence and may be a sign of a more serious issue. If you are suffering from halitosis, the friendly team of dental professionals at SmileVana may be able to help with general dentistry.
Halitosis can be caused by many different health issues. Certain diseases or digestive issues can lead to bad breath, but most commonly the cause is in the mouth. Food particles that are stuck between teeth and in crevices can lead to bacterial growth, decay and infection that can, in turn, cause bad breath. When brushing your teeth and using mouthwash or mints don't relieve your bad breath, you may need medical treatment to resolve the source of the odor coming from your mouth.
There are many dental and oral issues that can cause halitosis, so the treatment depends on what is causing the odor. The first step to treating bad breath is scheduling a dental exam. Our team at SmileVana will perform a comprehensive exam to determine if there are any oral issues that could be causing your issue. Cavities, gum disease or an infection can all be the source of bad breath. In most cases, once these dental issues are resolved, so is the halitosis. If there is not an oral issue present, Dr. Smith will refer you to your general physician to explore other possible internal causes of your halitosis.
Get up close and personal again with fresh breath that comes with excellent oral health. Contact us today to schedule your checkup to find the cause of your bad breath and get the treatment you need.