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Bad Breath? See Your Dentist

Posted on 2/26/2015 by Nic Grasvik
Bad breath is embarrassing, but did you also know it is a reason to see the dentist? That embarrassing smell could mean more than you had onions for dinner; or it could be a sign of various oral health issues, such as gingivitis, tooth decay or an abscess. If you find that your bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis, is ongoing it is best to come in for an appointment.

The Evaluation

The evaluation to find out the reason for bad breath is simple and consists of us checking for signs of tooth decay, advanced stages of gum disease or any unusual bumps in your mouth. X-rays may be necessary to get a further look at certain areas of your mouth and you may need to answer some questions regarding your lifestyle choices and your oral hygiene habits. We will also discuss if you have had any unusual pain or if you have seen tinges of blood in the sink when you brush your teeth. All of these symptoms will help us determine the cause for your bad breath.

Avoid Covering it Up

Even though it is tempting to use mouthwash, chew gum or suck on mints ' these issues can exacerbate the problem. Instead, come in for an appointment and let us discover the underlying reason for the bad breath. If you continue to cover it up, it will just keep coming back and the problem that is causing it will only get worse. If we catch the problem early on, the treatment can be simple and non-invasive, allowing you to get back to life without bad breath right away!

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