Halitosis (Bad Breath) Treatment

Do you struggle with bad breath, also known as halitosis, and find it uncomfortable and embarrassing? Don't worry, there is a solution! At Ross Dental Studio, we offer deep cleanings and professional guidance to help you gain control of your bad breath and improve your oral health.

Halitosis Treatment in Prosper, TX

Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, can be caused by several factors, including poor oral hygiene, gum disease, or other underlying systemic health issues. Maintaining good oral hygiene and seeking medical attention is essential if the problem persists.

Bad breath is mainly caused by the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria break down food particles, creating sulfur compounds that produce an unpleasant odor. If you don’t brush or floss regularly, you may have more bacteria in your mouth, which can make bad breath worse. However, bad breath can also indicate underlying health issues. For example, chronic bad breath could be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), diabetes, kidney disease, or liver disease. In such cases, treating the underlying health problem is essential to effectively manage bad breath.

Our treatment process in Prosper, TX, begins with a comprehensive evaluation to pinpoint the exact cause of halitosis. Depending on the diagnosis, chronic halitosis treatment may involve:

  • Professional dental cleanings.
  • Targeted therapy for gum disease.
  • Guidance on enhanced oral hygiene practices, such as tongue scraping.

As your dedicated bad breath dentist, Dr. Ross is committed to devising a personalized treatment plan that addresses your needs, restoring fresh breath and oral health.

woman scrapping her tongue with a tongue scrapper
  • What causes bad breath?

    Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and can be made worse by certain foods. If particles of food are left in the mouth, their decomposition releases sulfur compounds, which cause bad breath. If regular brushing, flossing, and hydration don’t solve it, the best solution is to see your dentist for a deep cleaning.

  • What is the best chewing gum for bad breath?

    Chewing gum can help remedy bad breath until you can see your dentist for a deep cleaning. The best chewing gum is sugar-free chewing gum. The sweetness of this gum comes from alternatives to sugar, such as xylitol, so it doesn’t cause tooth decay.

    Besides masking bad breath, chewing sugar-free gum helps protect your teeth and gums between meals. Teeth are more at risk of an acid attack immediately after meals. Chewing gum helps to reduce acid and the harm it causes. It prompts the mouth to produce more saliva, which is the mouth’s natural defense against acid.

  • Does smoking cause bad breath?

    Many smokers suffer from bad breath from time to time. Heavy smokers are usually more frequently affected, but occasional smokers also get bad breath. Studies suggest that smokers are less likely than non-smokers to even notice that they have bad breath.

    Smoking and vaping cause dry mouth and create a film on the teeth that bacteria can cling to. This thin film creates a breeding ground for bacteria. Dry mouth has a significant correlation to smoking and vaping, which is also a leading cause of halitosis. Dry mouth not only affects breath but also affects gingivitis, which makes regular dental checkups even more important for smokers and other tobacco users.

Questions About Bad Breath Treatment?

If you have more questions about halitosis/bad breath treatment, or if you would like to request an appointment, contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

Ross Dental Studio

2111 E. University Dr. Suite 20
Prosper, TX, 75078
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