Has your bad breath sabotaged your relationships or self-confidence? Do you find yourself relying on mints and chewing gum to mask your breath odor throughout the day? Turn to Elegant Smiles to get the long-term relief you need from your bad breath. Foul breath odor, or halitosis, is certainly an embarrassing condition. However, it is also one that is typically caused by an underlying problem. Chronic halitosis can be a result of poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, gum disease or another dental issue that needs to be treated first.
At Elegant Smiles, you’ll find that we treat patients like members of our own family. Therefore, we offer a compassionate and attentive approach to your oral health concerns. When it comes to bad breath, we want patients to feel comfortable enough to express their struggle. There are a number of effective general dental treatment options for halitosis which always involve addressing the root cause instead of temporarily masking the problem.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Bad breath occurs when bacteria, food debris and plaque combine to produce foul smelling sulfur compounds. This can happen when brushing and flossing are not performed properly or frequently. It can also be a result of failing to brush your tongue. The surface of your tongue is the perfect environment for bacteria to live and breed.
While bad breath can often be reversed with better oral hygiene habits, it may also be an indication of a decayed tooth or diseased gums. In such cases, you need to see a dentist for professional treatment. Other patients may battle bad breath due to a dry mouth, which may be a result of a certain medication they are taking or a medical condition. Regardless of whether or not your bad breath is within your control, we are qualified to offer an effective, long-lasting treatment option from our Brookhaven office.
Elegant Smiles is where you’ll find state-of-the-art dentistry with a comfortable and compassionate approach. Don’t endure your embarrassing bad breath any longer. Our dentists are known for offering the most proven halitosis treatments available. Contact Elegant Smiles today to schedule your appointment. We proudly serve the greater Brookhaven and Buckhead communities.