Many adults struggle with bad breath for years, and, over time, they start to believe that there simply isn’t anything that they can do about it. Happily, this is not true! Our Toluca Lake dentists can help you overcome persistent bad breath and maintain a fresh and clean mouth.
Sometimes bad breath occurs because you have consumed an odorous food—like garlic or onions. In these cases, you can floss, brush, and drink plenty of water to minimize the smell until these food-related odors work their way out of your system.
Chronic bad breath is usually a byproduct of rampant oral bacteria. When bacteria feed on sugars in your mouth, they release unpleasant odors as a result. If you have a serious dental cavity, or you’re battling periodontal disease, it is very likely that you’ll suffer from bad breath as a result.
In order to truly treat bad breath, it is important to address the underlying infections and colonies of bacteria in your mouth. Our dental team can treat cavities and restore the damaged tooth with a composite, tooth-colored filling. We also offer effective treatment solutions for gum disease, so that your gum tissue can heal and become healthy again.
There are many products on the market that are designed to mask unpleasant odors. You can use mints and gum to make your breath feel temporarily minty and fresh, but in order to really deal with chronic bad breath, you need to achieve a healthy mouth. Plus, if you simply continue to cover bad breath, you may end up missing a serious oral health problem.
Contact our Toluca Lake dentists for more information about maintaining optimal oral health, and battling potentially problematic bad breath. We have the knowledge, experience, and treatments necessary to help you defeat bad breath once and for all.