Get fresh with dental care
Dental scaling and polishing is the most effective halitosis treatment, the process eliminates embarrassing bad breath by removing plaque and tartar from below the gum-line, the most common cause of bad breath. A visit to our dental hygienist will not only have you feeling more socially confident, it will also prevent the development of dental disease.
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Expert Bad Breath Treatment
Professional Teeth Cleaning Eliminates Bad Breath
Luckily for us, modern science has discovered that it is the bacteria found in plaque and tartar that is responsible for 90% of bad breath cases, also known as halitosis – professional teeth cleaning is an effective halitosis treatment that can remedy bad breath!
Main Cause of Halitosis
Poor dental hygiene is the most common cause of halitosis. If we don’t practice routine dental care such as daily brushing and flossing and regular professional teeth cleaning below the gum line, we develop a build-up of plaque and tartar around our teeth and gums. Plaque contains bacteria that release a bad smell. Plaque is a colourless, sticky film of bacteria that if not brushed away can irritate your gums and eventually form foul-smelling plaque-filled pockets between your teeth and gums. Tartar is plaque that has hardened over time and is more difficult to remove. This gum condition can put your smile at risk too! Inflamed or bleeding gums and bad breath are the tell-tale signs of gum disease. If left untreated the slow progression of gum disease can develop serious complications later in life, leading to tooth decay, tooth loss and jawbone loss.
Bad Breath Treatments
- Dental scaling and polishing every 6 months for plaque control
- Dentist check-up every 6 months for cavity control
- Periodontal treatments for severely infected gums
Freshen Up, Eliminate Halitosis and Save Your Smile Too!
Thankfully Karen can help! Being a professionally trained dental hygienist, she can remove the plaque and tartar that has built up below your gumline. This is the best bad breath remedy to kick off your dental maintenance plan. Karen will provide you with tips and encouragement for optimal home care. You can feel confident with fresh breath.
You can learn more about her expert dental hygiene services, and why proper cleaning takes a full hour, or you can make an appointment with Karen online right now.
Don't let the fear of bad breath ruin your social life!
A bad smell coming from your mouth can be an embarrassing social condition, causing setbacks to your psychological health and social life. Additionally, some individuals believe that they have bad breath when they do not. This is called psychogenic halitosis, and can also cause emotional distress. Fortunately, maintaining optimal dental hygiene can eliminate bacteria causing bad breath and alleviate undue fear.
Fresh breath FAQs
- Avoid sugar and processed foods.
- Brush twice per day with a soft tooth brush.
- Replace your toothbrush regularly.
- Floss at least once per day.
- Clean hard to reach places with an interdental brush.
- Oral irrigators are more effective at removing plaque than flossing.
- Tongue scraping is a fast way to remove bad breath causing plaque from the back of the tongue.
Besides poor oral hygiene, other sources of bad breath can be the sinuses, tonsils and stomach. A dry mouth can be an indication of other health complications and reasons for bad breath. Always check these symptoms with a medical health provider. Remember, good oral hygiene can reduce the risk of other serious health complications. Your jaws are you life!