Your bad breath may be more than just a lifestyle problem or social consequence. Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, is a condition that affects over 65% Americans. Although you may be tempted to mask your bad breath with mints or chewing gum, it is very important that you address the root cause of your condition. Dr. O. Sheehy of Bayshore Dental Center understands how embarrassing bad breath can be as well as the more serious dental health problems halitosis can signal. Our office provides excellent family dental care to help combat halitosis or bad breath.
Treatment for Bad Breath
In many cases, bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene. When patients do not brush and floss regularly or effectively, decaying food particles and bacteria are left in the mouth. This eventually produces volatile sulfur compounds just like those found in rotten eggs, which results in a foul breath odor. In such cases, treating bad breath may be as simple as improving your oral hygiene efforts and attending your professional dental cleanings as recommended. Tongue cleaning is also important to prevent halitosis.
Bad breath is one of the primary symptoms of gum disease. Periodontal conditions can appear in many forms, but the most advanced stages can lead to tooth loss and certain overall health risks. Bayshore Dental Center offers expert periodontal therapy to help patients who have bad breath associated with gum disease. Our bad breath treatments always begin with a careful examination of your gum health to ensure we treat your concerns at their source and prevent further complications. When gum disease and poor oral hygiene are not apparent, Dr. Sheehy may consider the possibility that your bad breath is due to an underlying medical condition or medication that you are taking. Regardless of your halitosis cause, you can trust Bayshore Dental Center to address your concerns with skilled precision and compassionate care at all times.
Contact us today to learn more about our halitosis treatment options in Seffner, FL. We welcome the opportunity to care for all aspects your dental health, including chronic bad breath.