When bad breath persists, you may need to ask about our Halitosis Treatment.

HalitosisIf you brush and floss on a regular basis, but your bad breath just won’t go away- there may be an underlying problem.

Many dental problems can cause bad breath such as cavities and gum disease. At South Charlotte Dentistry, we will thorough examine your oral health to catch any of these typical dental issues. If bad breath continues, you may need a Halitosis treatment.

What is Halitosis Treatment?

At South Charlotte Dentistry, we offer tongue scraping to really cure your halitosis plus specially formulate mouthwash to eliminate the bacteria that causes the bad breath. Breath mints, chewing gum, and sprays simply mask the problem temporarily. Some over-the-counter breath mints and gums actually cause a PH imbalance in your mouth which causes more bad breath.

The key to true bad breath reduction through oral hygiene is tongue scraping. You have to get way back at the base of the tongue to really cure halitosis by cleaning because that’s where a lot of the oral bacteria hang out. Investing in a tongue scraper could be a bad breath lifesaver!

Surprisingly enough, keeping your mouth wet could play a major role in keeping the bad breath away. You want to make sure you are keeping the right balance of saliva so that your pH balance doesn’t get altered too much and so that you can wash away bacteria that would otherwise stick around and cause bad breath. The easiest way to do this of course is to drink lots of fluids, but if you have more persistent problems with dry mouth you may be able to invest in a humidifier to prevent it.

Other Causes of Bad Breath

It may not be the most appealing way to end bad breath but watching what you eat could significantly reduce the problems associated with bad breath. Some of the worst foods you can eat would be coffee, garlic, onions and other similar offenders. The best way to avoid food related bad breath is to make sure you avoid these foods. If you really just can’t bear to give up some of your favorite foods that may be causing your bad breath, a sprig of parsley after each meal may help out a lot. Chewing parsley is thought to curb bad breath caused by foods, as well as drinking teas and eating cranberries.

If you would like more information on getting help with your halitosis please visit our contact us page or call 704-759-0908!