Bad breath is common, but severe and constant bad breath can make your personal and professional life difficult. Often people who suffer from bad breath find social situations to be full of anxiety, wondering if others notice your bad breath. Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth could mean you suffer from halitosis. Chronic bad breath is not uncommon, but treatment can make a vast difference in your day-to-day life. If even with the practice of good oral hygiene habits, mouthwashes and other over-the-counter remedies, you still have bad breath, there are options for general dental treatment.

The causes of bad breath can range from poor dental hygiene to improper brushing and flossing which can leave food particles inside the mouth that lead to bacteria and tooth decay. In some cases, infections inside the mouth such as gingivitis and gum disease can also cause bad breath. If you are concerned about your oral health, call the caring staff at DeSoto Dental to reserve an appointment. Only a dentist can diagnosis halitosis, or determine if there is an ulterior problem causing bad breath.

Treatment for Chronic Bad Breath

Bad breath is caused by a variety of things, but often the biggest culprit is leftover food particles in the mouth that decay, giving people extremely bad breath. When routine brushing and flossing isn't enough, visiting with your dentist for treatment options can help. The treatment for chronic bad breath consists of using a tongue scraper to remove the buildup of plaque, prescription mouthwash and toothpaste. Additionally, scheduling regular dental cleanings and the continued practice of good oral hygiene habits can significantly help reduce, even remedy chronic bad breath.  If you want to increase your self-esteem, confidence and oral health, contact us today to book your appointment at DeSoto Dental.