Chronic bad breath can happen to anyone. Even individuals who practice impeccable oral hygiene can suffer from the condition. Bad breath, known as halitosis, can result from poor oral hygiene or underlying health issues. At Coleman & Dastrup Dentistry Elevated, we offer personalized treatments to address the root cause and restore fresh breath for our patients. First, let’s talk about the cause.
Are you struggling with bad breath?
Schedule an examination and deep dental cleaning at Coleman & Dastrup Dentistry Elevated in Davidson. Our dental hygienist will get all the plaque and calculus off your teeth. During your examination, Doctor Dennis Coleman will determine whether you have a dental problem that is contributing to your breathing.
In addition to inadequate dental hygiene, the following can cause chronic bad breath:
- Dry mouth
- Digestive issues
- Systemic infection
- Gum disease
- Food particles on tonsils
- Bacteria on dentures or a broken crown
At Coleman & Dastrup Dentistry Elevated, we can help you with this painful condition. Even if you think you brush and floss adequately, here’s a refresher course:
Brush for at least 2 minutes
Individuals who have no idea how long they brush can set a timer (there is probably one on your smartphone). When you are finished with your teeth, don’t forget your tongue!
Then take the time to carefully floss around each tooth to wash away the plaque between your teeth and keep your gums healthy.
Some extra-careful oral hygiene pros brush after each meal to prevent particles of food from sitting on their teeth during the day.
Possible dental causes are a cavity, a broken crown, or gum disease. If we suspect that your bad breath is related to a non-dental condition, such as a respiratory infection, you will be referred to an appropriate medical professional.
Treating bad breath starts with a visit to Coleman & Dastrup Dentistry Elevated. In addition to general dental care, we provide a complete menu of dental services including cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and dental implants.
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