Bad Breath Treatment for a Fresh, Clean Smile
What causes bad breath?
Bad breath is primarily caused by bacteria that are trapped in hard-to-reach crevices inside the mouth. Of course, it can also be trapped in easy-to-reach places and affect people who don’t follow good dental hygiene practices.
However, we’ll assume you’re flossing and brushing regularly and still suffering from the problem. Chewing sugar-free gum and using mouthwashes can help, but they typically only mask the odor rather than get to the root of the problem.
Bad breath treatment at Livonia Family Smiles
Thankfully, fixing persistent bad breath isn’t too difficult. In most cases, you’ll just need a professional cleaning with an expert hand to get rid of the trapped bacteria that is producing the smell. Occasionally a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing is necessary. Scaling consists of thoroughly scraping the teeth above and below the gum line to remove any trapped bacteria. In root planing, the dentist then smoothes the teeth to allow the gums to reattach easily.
Ways to prevent bad breath
There are some things you can do to stop bad breath from coming back. They include practicing good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing daily), drinking water, regularly seeing your dentist, and abstaining from smoking or using other tobacco products.
Ready for fresh breath?
Even though you might not notice your own bad breath, everyone around you will certainly appreciate you taking the time to come and see us! It’s not nothing to be ashamed of. Schedule your appointment with our dental professionals today and start enjoying fresher breath.
Freshen up your smile with bad breath treatment
- Regain your confidence
- Be comfortable around others
- Treatment is simple & discrete
- Improve your overall oral health
- Show off your smile again