If you are experiencing bad breath or mouth odors, we invite you to contact our office at 910-488-0518. Dr. Kenneth Lewis can help you determine the cause of your bad breath and provide a treatment to get rid of it. Please call us today for more information on bad breath in Fayetteville, North Carolina and schedule your consultation with our dentist.
Chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, may be caused by any number of factors. These include:
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Poor dental hygiene practices
- Dry mouth
- Tobacco use
- Tooth decay and cavities
- Certain illnesses and medications
- Foods with a strong smell – such as onions, garlic, etc.
As other medical conditions or illnesses may cause halitosis, we strongly recommend that you check with your doctor as well as with our dentist to discover if your bad breath is caused by your illness or medications.
If you are healthy and suffer from bad breath, your halitosis may be caused by microbial deposits on your tongue. This can be reduced or avoided by practicing good oral hygiene. For example, brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once. Be sure to brush your tongue – this can reduce bad breath by up to 70%. Also, visit our dentist regularly to receive routine checkups and ensure that dental conditions such as tooth decay and periodontal disease do not develop. We also recommend that you avoid eating foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), and quitting any tobacco use to keep your breath fresh.
For more information on halitosis treatments and to make your appointment with our dentist, please contact our practice today.