Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath. If you have tried several methods to improve the way your breath smells but you just can’t get it under control, it is time to speak with an experienced San Marcos Dentist about your condition. When you meet with Dr. McBride at McBride Dental, you can learn more about why halitosis happens as well as what you can do to free yourself of the embarrassing condition. When you are able to figure out what is causing your halitosis you are better suited to correcting it and maintaining fresh, healthy breath.
Regular maintenance of your teeth with thorough brushing at least two times per day along with flossing every day is essential. Avoiding foods that have a pungent odor can also help. Other conditions and lifestyle choices may also cause your bad breath. For example, smoking can lead to a dry mouth and throat. With an absence of saliva, it is much harder to get debris and particles of food naturally removed from the mouth. When these bits are left inside the mouth, they will decompose and the mouth will become full of odorous bacteria.
If you are suffering from an oral health issue like gum disease or periodontal disease, your San Diego general dentist can address these issues through a variety of services. You may benefit from antibiotics, scaling or deep cleanings, scheduling more dental cleanings each year, or even surgical options. Your San Marcos gum disease dentist will be able to help you find the best option to address your condition, stop its progression, and help you get your optimal oral health back. When oral issues are causing you problems, Dr. McBride can address them to heal your gum tissue from the harmful irritation and swelling that takes place.
Sometimes, a patient doesn’t have an oral health issue or hygiene problem, and takes good care of their teeth but they still struggle with bad breath. Bad breath may be a sign of an underlying medical condition that cannot be corrected at the dentist. If this is the case, your dentist can recommend you seeing your family physician to get an examination and determine if there is something else happening that needs your attention.
You don’t have to be plagued with bad breath and in many situations, your San Marcos family dentist can help you get to the root of the problem and overcome the condition. If there is something else causing your bad breath, you will have that valuable information so that you can take it to your family doctor for their expertise. Dr. McBride is committed to helping you regain good oral health and overall improved well-being.
It is possible to obtain non-odorous breath and to learn more about what you can do to fix your bad breath, call the San Diego family dentist at McBride Dental today to schedule a free consultation at (760) 471-1003. Dr. McBride is committed to finding dental solutions for patients in the greater San Marcos area.