If you are experiencing chronic bad breath that will not go away no matter how much you brush, you might require attention from a Logan, UT periodontist. Dr. Willard W. Maughan has extensive knowledge regarding the different causes of bad breath and how to treat them. In order to decide on the right bad breath treatment, you can help us by trying to identify the cause.
• Food – Certain foods such as garlic, onions, and fish can have a strong odor that persists for hours. In this case you must wait until it has been digested completely before the odor will go away.
• Poor Oral Hygiene - If you are not brushing and flossing properly or frequently enough, bacteria can build up and cause bad breath. Treatment in this case may simply be a professional cleaning.
• Tobacco Use – Tobacco has a strong odor that is easily detected. If you are a chronic tobacco user, it is likely that this is affecting your breath.
• Gum Disease – Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque and bacteria in the mouth that can cause infection over time. Bacteria can emit toxins that often cause noticeable bad breath. Treatment may require surgery to remove the infection, if this is the case.
The best way to prevent this condition and eliminate the need for bad breath treatment is to practice proper oral hygiene and live a healthy lifestyle. It is also helpful to keep your mouth hydrated by chewing on sugar free gum or candy and drinking a lot of water. Of course, if you are still concerned about chronic bad breath, treatment should be sought from a professional Logan, UT periodontist. Dr. Maughan is always available to help create a specialized bad breath treatment plan to address your specific needs. Contact our offices today to schedule your consultation!