We have all eaten a delicious tasting meal or indulged in a beverage that left our breath less than stellar. However, if bad breath has become more than just an occasion problem, it is time to seek general dentistry treatment. Halitosis is the name given to chronic bad breath, and no amount of mouthwash will easily resolve the issue.
Halitosis is caused by the breakdown of food inside the mouth. Stinky foods such as onions and garlic that become trapped between the teeth and are not extracted by regular flossing will begin to rot inside the mouth and cause foul-smelling breath. Smoking, certain medications that cause dry mouth, respiratory infections, acid reflux, and overall poor oral hygiene are also the most common culprits.
Gordon Dental of Leawood offers professional treatment for halitosis in order to help people treat the problem. Mouthwash and toothpaste will only mask the problem for a short term because halitosis is a serious issue that needs thorough treatment. At Gordon Dental of Leawood we want you to know that you are not alone, so please call our practice today.