Bad breath can be an embarrassing issue that can affect your confidence and relationships. Bad breath may even be an indication of a complex dental concern. If you are experiencing bad breath that can not be solved by performing your normal oral hygiene routine, you may have developed halitosis. Halitosis is persistent bad breath that isn’t solved normal odor eliminating methods.
If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, you may want to schedule a visit to Red Maple Dental in Asheville, NC. Dr. Shawna Hoffert offers a full range of services to address a wide range of dental concerns, including bad breath.
Causes For Bad Breath
Tooth Decay: Tooth decay is caused by plaque acids that weaken the tooth enamel. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to chronic bad breath.
Dr. Hoffert offers a wider range of preventive and general dentistry services to treat patients with tooth decay. Depending on the condition of the teeth, Dr. Hoffert may recommend a dental filling dental crown, or inlay/ only to restore health to a decayed tooth.
Dry Mouth: Dry mouth can be a result of dehydration, certain medications, or other factors. If dry mouth is left untreated, it may lead to an increased risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and halitosis
Dr. Hoffert may recommend minor changes like increasing water intake, chewing sugarless gums, and avoiding certain foods. In addition, Dr. Hoffert can offer personalized recommendations for special rinses, fluoride gels, and other products or prescriptions to increase saliva.
Poor Oral Hygiene: Poor oral hygiene is one of the leading causes of bad breath. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash are important parts of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. If you need help creating a healthy oral hygiene routine, contact Red Maple Dental.
Schedule A Visit
If you would like to schedule a visit to our Asheville, NC dental office, call
(828)-358-1925 or schedule an appointment online.