If you suffer from chronic bad breath, you are not alone. Statistics show that as many as 65% of Americans are affected by this embarrassing condition. While your bad breath, or halitosis, can be a significant drawback when conducting business or trying to socialize at a party, it can also be a warning sign that your oral health needs attention. Dr. Shunnarah of Montevallo Family Dentistry is fully qualified and equipped to determine the cause of your chronic bad breath and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Our halitosis treatments and other services in general dentistry are always tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient. We provide a modern and relaxing office environment to maximize your comfort throughout your visit.
More times than not, bad breath develops due to poor oral hygiene. When you avoid or slack off on your brushing and flossing habits, food particles and bacteria get left behind in your mouth. Over time, a decay process occurs within these particles that results in the release of volatile sulfur compounds that produce a foul, rotten egg odor. In this case, simply improving your brushing and flossing routine could help you avoid that bad breath. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, as millions of halitosis causing bacteria can reside on the tongue.
While a professional dental cleaning and better oral health habits can often prevent bad breath, it is also possible that your halitosis is caused by gum disease. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we provide top quality periodontal treatments to restore your gum health and create fresher breath. If an oral health concern is not indicated as a source for your halitosis, Dr. Shunnarah may consider the possibility of an underlying medical condition or a certain medication you are taking. Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescriptions, which can also result in bad breath.
Regardless of what is causing your bad breath, you can trust our team to address your concerns with compassion and knowledge. There are a variety of effective halitosis treatments available. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we do everything we can to help you attain your most confident smile. Instead of masking your bad breath with gum or mints, contact us today to learn about long-term bad breath relief.