Achieve fresher breath with our team of professional dentists on the Central Coast.
Do you suffer from persistent bad breath? You may be suffering from underlying dental or general health problems that are turning your fresh breath bad – but don’t stress. The cause of persistent bad breath is often simple and can often be easily treated.
Come and see our friendly dentists at Advance Family Dental in Lake Haven on the Central Coast to investigate the cause of your bad breath and apply the appropriate treatment.
What causes bad breath?
Certain foods can cause temporary bad breath, which is generally not considered to be a problem. However, if your bad breath is persistent, it could be a signal that you’re suffering from tooth decay, gum disease or another dental infection.
Persistent bad breath can also be caused by dry mouth, a condition known as xerostomia, due to insufficient saliva production.
How can bad breath be treated?
Fixing your persistent bad breath could be as simple as booking into our Central Coast practice for a professional teeth cleaning to remove hardened plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth.
Our experienced dentists will also identify any tooth decay, gum disease or other infections that may be causing your persistent bad breath and suggest an appropriate treatment plan. In the case of xerostomia, we can recommend artificial salivas you can use to fix the problem.
What if you can’t find a cause of my bad breath?
Persistent bad breath can also be caused by general health issues outside of the mouth. If our experienced dentists are unable to identify an oral cause of your bad breath, we’ll refer you to the appropriate medical professional in our extensive healthcare network.
The important thing to remember is to never ignore persistent bad breath. Treatment is often simple and straightforward and will prevent you from developing associated health issues.