Occasional bad breath can be expected when you’ve eaten onions, garlic or some other food with a strong aroma. Just rinse your mouth, and pop a breath mint until you can brush your teeth and use mouthwash. But, persistent bad breath, known as halitosis, that does not go away with routine home oral care is an embarrassing problem. Dr. Cory Gaunt and the team at Downriver Smiles can identify the problem and provide professional halitosis treatment for our dental family in Spokane, WA.
We understand that frequent, persistent bad breath can be embarrassing, causing you to avoid social situations and maybe even making you put off calling the dentist. The team at Downriver Smiles is committed to helping you maintain superior oral health, regardless of the issue, and we deal with halitosis and other problems all the time. Our concern is to solve the issue and get you back out into circulation with your friends and family.
Stop putting it off, and call our Spokane dental clinic today to schedule an appointment. We care about your oral health and have solutions for halitosis treatment.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Most causes of halitosis, or bad breath, are found in the mouth. Plaque, tartar buildup, an infected tooth or diseased gum tissue are common culprits. The bacteria feed on plaque and tartar and proliferate, causing an unpleasant odor. Decaying teeth can also produce a strong odor; this shows that infection is rampant inside the tooth.
Dr. Gaunt and our hygienist at Downriver Smiles will begin with a thorough professional teeth cleaning to eradicate any buildup around your teeth and gums. We will also check your teeth for any signs of infection or decay. You may be prescribed medications for any infection or require additional treatments to remedy problems with any of your teeth. After these obvious causes are fixed, the halitosis usually goes away.
If Dr. Gaunt does not find any reasons for your halitosis in your oral cavity, he will refer you to your regular general health physician. The problem could be in your digestive tract.
Contact Downriver Smiles today, and schedule an appointment for halitosis treatment in Spokane. Restore your oral health, and get back to normal living!