Do you suffer from chronic bad breath? Tried everything over the counter to alleviate the symptoms? At Lilburn Family Dentistry located in Lilburn, GA, we understand the difficulties of living with severe Halitosis.
What is Halitosis?
Over time, you've noticed you suffer from a chronic dry mouth, or you have a significant odor in your mouth that smells bad all the time. Unfortunately, you may be suffering from a condition called Halitosis, which can be the result of gum disease or tooth decay.
What Causes Halitosis?
At Lilburn Family Dentistry, we understand the many factors can cause chronic Halitosis. Plaque and tartar are common causes of bad breath. Plaque and tartar attract a bacterium that accumulates on the teeth and gum line. Food and bacteria release an unpleasant odor that can cause dental decay and gum disease. Your saliva also plays a role in your dental health because it washes away any bacteria and plaque in your mouth; however, if you suffer from a dry mouth, the plaque and bacteria will linger in your mouth even if you brush and floss on a regular basis. Even some prescribed medications are known to cause dry mouth. Whatever the underlying reasons, at Lilburn Family Dentistry, our staff is highly trained to treat Halitosis.
Treatment of Halitosis
The process for treating Halitosis will depend on the patient. In our Lilburn office, the doctor will begin by performing a deep cleaning of your teeth, known as scaling and planing. The doctor will remove any plaque that has accumulated below the gum line and carefully smooth out the rough areas on the dental roots. After the dentist has addressed the underlying causes of your bad breath, at Lilburn Family Dentistry, we stress good dental hygiene by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily and using an antibacterial mouthwash.
If you suffer from bad breath, call Lilburn Family Dentistry located in Lilburn, GA by dialing (770) 824-8857 for an appointment and consultation.