Bad Breath Treatment in Houston, TX
If you are struggling with bad breath in the Greater Houston area, you are not alone. It is one of the most common conditions around the world and can be caused by a variety of factors. At Greater Houston Dental Arts, we offer comprehensive care designed to isolate the cause of your bad breath and then focus on personalized treatment.
What Can Cause Bad Breath?
Bad breath is called halitosis. It can be a temporary condition, or it can be chronic. When you visit our office, our dentist will sit down with you during an initial consultation. Our goal during this meeting is to learn about your habits, how you care for your teeth, and any genetic factors which could contribute to bad breath.
After speaking with you, we perform a physical exam of your mouth. In particular, this inspection focuses on the teeth and the gums. These are the locations where plaque, a thin film of bacteria, can build up over time.
Some of the factors which contribute to chronic bad breath include:
- The buildup of bacteria in the mouth
- Eating certain foods like onion and garlic
- Having a chronic dry mouth
- Failing to brush and floss the teeth on a regular basis
- Taking certain medications
A dental infection
- Reflux from gastrointestinal disease
The chronic use of tobacco products
Potential Treatments Available
Once we have isolated a potential cause of your bad breath, we can move forward with treatment. Many of our recommendations will focus on changing your personal habits to eliminate factors that contribute to halitosis. For example, if you chew tobacco, we will encourage you to stop.
We also have dental treatments that can help. If you have an infection, we can remove the damaged tissue and prescribe antibiotics. If a buildup of plaque is the cause, we will clean your teeth and gums and teach you how to properly brush and floss.
Bad breath should not stop you from doing what you love. If you are experiencing bad breath in the Greater Houston area, come see us today.
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At Greater Houston Dental Arts, we make it convenient to plan your visit. Click the link to request your appointment time that fits your busy schedule. We can’t wait to see you.