Is bad breath cramping your style? Is it causing you to feel self-conscious and less confident in your interactions with others? If so, don’t feel bad, you are not alone. Bad breath is not uncommon and can have various causes. Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek at Dakota Ridge Dental in Littleton, Colorado, are happy to help you overcome your bad breath issues.
To find out what is causing your bad breath (or halitosis), our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth. The first line of defense is reducing the bacteria in your mouth. Some factors he will look for include plaque and tartar (which is hardened plaque), any fillings in your mouth that may be leaking, whether or not you have dry mouth, or an infection, abscess, or gum disease.
Depending on the cause of your bad breath, we may recommend deep cleanings, root canal or artificial saliva (in the case of dry mouth). In addition to your vigilant brushing and flossing, you may be prescribed an antimicrobial mouthwash. You can also boost healthy saliva production by increasing your water intake and chewing sugar-free gum.
As you can see, there is relief from chronic bad breath. We are always eager to help you overcome any oral health issues. If you have chronic bad breath and would like to schedule a consultation, please give Dakota Ridge Dental in Littleton, Colorado, a call at 303.933.2420 today. Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin & Justin S. Petracek are ready to help restore your smile confidence!