Chronic bad breath is a delicate and complex topic. It’s something that has many causes but ultimately results in a knock to your self-confidence. It can also be uncomfortable to raise the issue. However, it’s important that if you recognize bad breath as an issue, that you do speak to your dentist.
At iSmile with Dr. Sonia Olivares, she will be sensitive to your concerns. Not only will they help you on the road to fresh breath, but their professional advice for bad breath treatment in Doral, Miami and Brickell are invaluable for uncovering the cause.
What causes bad breath?
The causes of bad breath (or halitosis) can vary from a simple lifestyle and the food in your diet to more serious underlying health problems, such as gum disease and gum inflammation (gingivitis). It can even be telling of issues in different parts of your body. Bad breath can be a sign of throat or lung infections; of liver or kidney disease.
Halitosis can be a result of:
- Strong foods, such as garlic and onions
- Poor dental hygiene
- Regular consumption of alcohol and cigarettes
- Food caught between teeth
- Dry mouth
- Bacteria on the tongue
- Gingivitis and periodontal disease (the two most common types of gum disease)
- Health issues in another part of your body e.g. throat, liver, kidneys, lungs
How do I get rid of bad breath?
When was the last time you visited the dentist? It could be simply a build-up bacteria from lifestyle habits, such as drinking coffee and smoking, eating strong-tasting foods or not brushing thoroughly enough. However, it could be an indication of a dental health concern. Bad breath is a symptom and, with many possible underlying reasons, it is best to get a professional opinion. Your iSmile dentist Dr. Sonia Olivares is best placed to help decipher the cause.
If you are concerned about bad breath, speak to your dentist. Dr. Sonia Olivares will be able to perform a routine examination to discover the cause and offer treatment and advice. Treatment will range from a hygienist appointment for a thorough clean and polish to antibiotics for throat bacteria or a suitable plan to treat gum disease. By treating the cause of your bad breath, your local dentist like Dr. Sonia Olivares or hygienist can help you achieve fresh breath and restore your confidence. Fresher breath means a healthier mouth. Stop bad breath before it happens, visiting your local Doral dentist and hygienist regularly for a professional check-up and scale and polish should be part of your dental care plan. It will go a long way in keeping your breath fresh. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Sonia Olivares to learn more about your dental care options. Call 305-620-8272 to make an appointment.