With the holidays upon us and socializing on the menu, is bad breath cramping your smile? If bad breath is causing you to feel self-conscious and less confident in your social interactions, take heart. Bad breath is fairly common and can stem from a variety of causes which are all treatable. Dr. Asad Ahsan and our team at Vital Dental in McKinney, Texas, are ready to help you overcome your bad breath issues.
To find out what is causing your bad breath (or halitosis), our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth. The first line of defense is reducing the bacteria in your mouth. Some factors we will look for include plaque and tartar (which is hardened plaque), any fillings in your mouth that may be leaking, whether or not you have dry mouth, or an infection, abscess, or gum disease.
Depending on the cause of your bad breath, we may recommend deep cleanings, root canal or artificial saliva (in the case of dry mouth). In addition to your vigilant brushing and flossing, you may be prescribed an antimicrobial mouthwash. You can also boost healthy saliva production by increasing your water intake and chewing sugar-free gum.
As you can see, there is hope for chronic bad breath. At Vital Dental in McKinney, Texas, we are always excited to help you overcome your oral health issues. If you have chronic bad breath and want to schedule a consultation, please give us a call at (972) 347-0945 today. Dr. Asad Ahsan and our team are excited to help you bring back your confident smile this holiday season!