Having a bad breath might be a result of poor oral hygiene. If the bad breath persists even after brushing and chewing mint gums, it could be a sign of an infection in your mouth. Therefore, you should consider seeking early treatments.
Some are worried about bad breath while they don’t have any mouth odor. Other times you might notice if you have mouth odor until someone tells you or see a dentist. Therefore, you can ask a friend or a colleague if you have a mouth odor.
A persistent bad breath can be a result of a gum or tooth infection. Sometimes the odor can be accompanied by a toothache. If you have a persistent mouth odor that does not suppress even after brushing and flossing your teeth, you should consider visiting a dentist near you for diagnosis and treatments.
Most of the time, bad breath starts in your mouth. Some of the cause of mouth odor include:
To diagnose bad breath, the dentist will smell the odor from your mouth and nose to rate it on a scale. Your dentist can also scrape the back of your tongue to check if it is the cause of the foul odor.
If you have a persistent bad breath, the dentist will check your gums, your gums, cheeks, and palate for infections.
If you have mild bad breath, your dentist can recommend some home remedies or professional dental cleaning for the odor. On the other hand, the dentist would recommend the following treatments for persistent bad breath:
Gum Disease Treatment
Since gum disease can be the cause of your bad breath, your dentist can recommend periodontal treatments. If the infection has spread to the jaw, a surgery would be necessary. Some of the periodontal treatments the dentist would consider include root planing, pocket reduction surgery, and scaling.
Toothpaste and Mouth Rinses
If you have bad breath due to plaque build-up on the gum line and teeth surfaces, your dentist can recommend antiseptic mouthwash. The dentist can also recommend a toothpaste that kills bacteria, reducing plaque build-up.
At Brookstone Dental care, we can recommend home remedies for mild bad breath. To reduce and prevent mouth odor, you can do the following:
Drink water regularly. When you drink water, it washes off particles that cause bad breath as well as prevent a dry mouth.