The dentist industry’s worth $137.6 billion and for good reason. 7 billion people on the planet mean 7 billion tooth-filled mouths.
There is nothing that can affect a person’s self-confidence more drastically than learning that he or she suffers from bad breath. Bad breath can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life, from professional relationships to romantic entanglements. Many people with chronic halitosis eventually just give up, hiding away in the privacy of their homes when they could be out and about enjoying life to its fullest.
Thankfully, advances in restorative dentistry allow for dentists to provide new leases on life to patients struggling with bad breath. At University Dental Arts in Denver, bad breath treatments can help patients regain their self-esteem and self-assurance, leading ultimately to an improved overall quality of life. Whether you suffer from bad breath, or you are living with someone who does, we can help.
Bad breath is usually caused by poor oral hygiene. In these cases, patients may be able to improve their breath significantly by improving their at-home oral hygiene regimens. For example, it is important that they brush their teeth and their tongues with fluoride toothpaste after every meal, and no less than twice a day. They should floss twice a day to remove food particles and bacteria from hard to reach places and use mouthwash after every brushing. Equally importantly, they should visit University Dental Arts twice a year for professional cleanings and oral screenings.
Other common causes of bad breath include:
Some of these causes can be addressed through changes in lifestyle: give up smoking, drink more water, and eat healthier. Other causes, however, require more aggressive treatment.
Before the most effective course of treatment for bad breath can be determined, Dr. David Redford must first evaluate your mouth and speak with you about your lifestyle and medical history. This diagnostic stage is essential to resolving your halitosis in both the short and the long term.
During your initial appointment, you will also receive a thorough cleaning of your mouth and be educated on the various ways you can improve your breath. As noted above, your treatment plan may entail significant lifestyle changes on your part, depending on the circumstances of your case. The more willing you are to make these changes, the more effective your treatment will be.
If Dr. Redford determines that your bad breath is rooted in an underlying oral health issue such as gum disease or tooth decay, we will devise a treatment plan to correct these problems. Your individualized dental plan may involve multiple treatments, including root canal and periodontal therapy, dental crowns, and medication, all of which will result in a healthier mouth and fresher breath.
To learn more about bad breath causes and treatments, please contact University Dental Arts today.
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