Do you suffer from chronic bad breath? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world deal with bad breath on a daily basis. While there are many causes of bad breath, the most common is halitosis, or bad oral odor. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available for those who suffer from chronic bad breath. At Gentle Dental Care in Edison, NJ, we work regularly with patients who are seeking treatment for bad breath and provide advice on how to choose the right treatment option for you.
What causes bad breath?
For many people who develop temporary bad breath, it is often related to eating or drinking a certain food or beverage that is known for producing odor, such as garlics and onions. This is perfectly normal as these are highly scented food items. However, if you are eating right and taking care of your smile as you should, you will be able to combat chronic bad breath, which is a more regular occurrence of odor.
Chronic halitosis can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, gum disease, and food particles trapped in the teeth. In some cases, bad breath may be a sign of an underlying health condition. Other dental issues, such as chronic dry mouth, can also contribute to bad breath as it can reduce saliva flow.
Treatment options for bad breath
If you’re looking for a treatment option that is both effective and affordable, consider visiting your local dentist.
Dentists can provide a range of treatments for bad breath, including:
- Improved oral hygiene education and instructions
- More regular professional dental cleanings
- Tongue scraping
- Specialized or prescription mouthwashes
- Mints or over-the-counter tables to combat dry mouth
- Over-the-counter breath sprays, gels, and toothpastes to reduce bad breath odor
How do I learn more?
If you’re still struggling with chronic bad breath, it’s important to seek professional help. Drs. Brad Strober and Rebecca Kucharsky Hiess can provide a more in-depth evaluation and recommend a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you. Don’t let bad breath keep you from living your life–there are plenty of treatment options available! Contact us today at Gentle Dental Care by calling 732-549-5660 and visiting our practice.