Everyone has experienced bad breath in the morning or after eating food with strong odors. Usually, bad breath can be remedied by brushing your teeth or using mouthwash but not when the odor is coming from your teeth or gums. Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, will not go away by simply brushing your teeth. If you have chronic bad breath, you may need dental care. Dr. Archie Gomez at Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels, TX, offers effective halitosis treatment as part of our general dentistry options to find and fix the source of your bad breath.
The cause of bad breath can vary. There are health conditions that cause halitosis, but often the odor is caused by dental issues. The mouth can harbor different types of bacteria that emit an odor when they flourish. Some common dental issues that can cause chronic bad breath include:
- Gingivitis or gum disease
- Decayed teeth
- Infected teeth
- Tartar accumulation
If you are embarrassed due to bad breath, you may be able to get relief with dental care and halitosis treatment from Dr. Gomez. A thorough dental exam can help determine the source of your bad breath and determine the best treatment.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Halitosis treatment depends on what is causing the bad odor. For some people, a thorough dental cleaning is all that is needed, and removing tartar, plaque and bacteria can stop the odor. Others may need gum disease treatment if the gum tissue is infected. Odors can be caused by decayed teeth, and removing the decay helps stop bad breath. For those with a tooth infection, root canal therapy may be needed to remove the diseased tooth and disinfect the interior of the tooth.
Bad breath can be an indicator of dental problems. If you have chronic bad breath, come see us at Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels, TX, for halitosis treatment. We can uncover the cause of your bad breath and help you achieve better oral health.