Halitosis: When Breath Behaves Badly [BLOG]

Now that summer is here, you can step outside and enjoy the warming sun and the fresh air. Or can you? If you’ve been suffering from bad breath for any period of time, it can overpower every other pleasant fragrance around you. What’s worse, you’re not the only who suffers. The poor souls who find themselves in close proximity to you on a regular basis want you find a solution just as badly as you do!

Today’s blog brings good news! That solution can be found in our Clinton Township dental office. At Ardelean Family Dental, we offer treatment for bad breath that can help get you out of hiding and back to enjoying your social life with confidence. Here are just a few of the common reasons good breath behaves badly!

Why Does Good Breath Go Bad?

If you have bad breath, the cause might be serious enough that it can’t be covered up with mints, mouthwash, or chewing gum. It’s important to schedule an appointment with us so we can help you figure out the underlying cause of the bad breath and treat it rather than just try to mask the symptom.

Poor Oral Hygiene

Sometimes, the cause behind halitosis is simple. Poor oral health habits at home will inevitably cause an unpleasant odor to radiate from your mouth. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice every day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and flossing once a day. This will help keep your mouth clear of food particles, which contribute to foul smelling breath.

Dental Problems Gone Untreated

It’d be great if you could eliminate bad breath just from brushing and flossing, but sometimes, it’s not enough. It could be a sign that you have some sort of infection, tooth decay, or cavity that’s gone untreated. Dr. Ardelean can give you a thorough examination to see if you’re in need of a dental restoration of some sort. If this is the culprit, the restorative dental procedure could significantly help your breath.

Gum Disease

We can’t warn enough against this insidious health problem. Gum disease has been linked to serious problems with your overall health such as diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. It’s because when plaque and tartar buildup under your gumline, it creates an infection that starts in your mouth but one that can eventually seep into your bloodstream and put you at serious health risks.

The best way to keep gum disease from affecting your health and your breath is by scheduling routine dental cleanings and exams with Dr. Ardelean and our team. Thorough cleanings by a dental professional is the only way to ensure proper prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease.

Is There Hope For Your Halitosis?

We have several ways to help you find relief from the isolating condition of bad breath. One the earliest steps we would take is to give you a full comprehensive exam. Dr. Ardelean will look for any oral health issues you may be facing and work to correct it.

Another way to approach treatment is to give you a saliva test. We can look for problems with your saliva production, for example, because without adequate amounts of saliva, you’re not able to effectively and naturally wash away food particles, sugars, and acids left behind after you eat and drink. This can be behind your misbehaving breath.

It’s also important to consider how valuable a simple conversation is with one of our highly trained professionals. You can talk to us about your lifestyle, about the foods you eat, what you drink on a daily basis, or if you smoke or use tobacco products. So many factors are at play when it comes to properly and effectively treating bad breath that it’s important to be able to talk to your dentist openly.
Let our team at Ardelean Family & Cosmetic Dentistry help treat and eliminate your bad breath for good! We’ll work together to find a solution that lasts so that your breath will stay on its best behavior. Call us today at 586-465-4505 or contact us online to make an appointment.