Causes and Treatment of Bad Breath

May 30, 2012 — by John Rink DDS
Tags: Bad Breath Restorative Dentistry

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This blog post applies to anyone who constantly brushes their teeth or has a breath mint on hand to treat bad breath. In some cases, a good friend or relative may even raise the question of bad breath to you. Yes, this post applies to people who are dealing with bad breath or are seriously wondering if they do have bad breath. The truth is, bad breath can often lead to embarrassment or adversely affect one’s confidence.

But there is good news for those suffering from chronic bad breath - it can be cured!

Causes and Treatment of Bad Breath

Bad breath can be fixed quite quickly and simply in many cases; it is likely a sign that the individual’s oral hygiene could be improved. On the other hand, bad breath may also be a sign of a more serious dental health problem, such as gingivitis or gum disease. In the sanctuary of our dental practice in Charleston, cosmetic dentist John Rink assesses what exactly is causing bad breath in a patient, expeditiously treats the source of the problem using state-of-the-art technology, and rids the patient of bad breath for an ultimately healthier, more confident smile.

Causes of bad breath include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Infrequent visits to the dentist
  • Underlying dental problem, such as gum disease
  • Medications
  • Diet
  • Cavities
  • Bacteria in the mouth
  • Trapped food particles
  • Unclean dentures
  • Underlying medical condition, such as diabetes

How Can I Tell if I Have Bad Breath?

Try out these easy tests to tell if you are suffering from bad breath:

  • Your dental floss smells foul after use
  • Your mouth bleeds upon brushing
  • Your mouth bleeds upon flossing
  • Ask a friend or loved one to tell you the truth

Treatment of Bad Breath

Treatment of bad breath will depend on the individual case. Common treatments include:

  • Regular dental cleanings
  • Brushing teeth and tongue two times a day
  • Gargle with an antiseptic mouth wash
  • Treatment of underlying dental or medical problem
  • Restorative dentistry techniques or procedures for more severe cases

Schedule a Bad Breath Consultation

If bad breath is a symptom of a more serious dental problem, our dentist may determine that a restorative dentistry procedure in Charleston is the correct solution to treat the underlying issue. Whatever the case, individual treatment plans will be tailored during the patient’s individual appointment.

Our skilled dentist, Dr. John F. Rink, and qualified staff work to make every patient visit a comfortable one. They understand dental visits are not everyone’s favorite appointment, which is why they have created a relaxed and friendly environment at our conveniently located Charleston practice.

Learn More

Dr. Rink and staff are looking forward to treating your smile in Charleston, South Carolina. If you believe you are suffering from bad breath and would like to learn more, please reach out to us immediately to set up an appointment. We want to help you smile with confidence!

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