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Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is a common issue that affects many individuals at some point in their lives. While it can be temporary, resulting from foods we eat or poor oral hygiene, persistent bad breath may signal underlying dental or health concerns. At 19th Street Dental, we specialize in diagnosing and treating halitosis, helping our patients regain their confidence and oral health. Here’s when to consider seeing your dentist about bad breath and the halitosis treatments we offer.

Signs You Should See Your Dentist About Bad Breath

  1. Persistent Bad Breath: If you notice your bad breath doesn’t improve with improved oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, it might be time to consult a dentist.
  2. Morning Bad Breath That Lingers: While it’s normal to experience bad breath upon waking, if it persists throughout the day despite cleaning your mouth, this could indicate a deeper issue.
  3. Bad Taste in Your Mouth: An ongoing unpleasant taste, even after eating or brushing, can be a sign of infection or other oral health problems.
  4. Dry Mouth: Saliva helps cleanse the mouth and remove particles that may cause bad odors. A dry mouth, whether due to medication, medical conditions, or lifestyle factors, can contribute to halitosis.
  5. Other Symptoms: If your bad breath is accompanied by tooth pain, gum irritation, or signs of infection, it’s crucial to see your dentist. These symptoms could indicate gum disease, decay, or other conditions requiring treatment.

Halitosis Treatment at 19th Street Dental

Understanding the root cause of halitosis is key to effective treatment. At 19th Street Dental, we begin with a comprehensive oral examination to identify any underlying issues contributing to bad breath. Our treatment approach may include:

  • Professional Cleaning: A thorough dental cleaning can remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria that you might not be able to eliminate with home care alone.
  • Gum Disease Treatment: If gum disease is the cause of your halitosis, we may recommend specific treatments such as scaling and root planing to cleanse under the gumline and restore gum health.
  • Restorative Dentistry: Decayed or damaged teeth can also contribute to bad breath. We offer a range of restorative treatments, such as fillings and crowns, to address these issues.
  • Hydration and Lifestyle Advice: We provide guidance on staying hydrated and making lifestyle adjustments, such as quitting smoking or changing your diet, to help combat dry mouth and other factors contributing to halitosis.
  • Personalized Oral Hygiene Plan: Our team will help you develop an effective at-home oral hygiene routine tailored to your specific needs, including recommendations for products that can help address bad breath.

Regain Confidence in Your Breath

Persistent bad breath can affect your self-esteem, social interactions, and overall quality of life. If you’re experiencing halitosis, don’t wait to seek professional help. At 19th Street Dental, our compassionate team is here to assist you with a personalized approach to treatment, ensuring that you can speak and smile with confidence.

Remember, addressing bad breath not only improves your social confidence but is also crucial for maintaining overall oral health. Schedule your appointment with 19th Street Dental today, and take the first step towards fresher breath and a healthier smile.

Posted on behalf of 19th Street Dental

232 19th Street, Suite 7200
Atlanta, GA 30363

Phone: (404) 567-8900

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