As the holidays unfold around us, bringing social interactions into our routine, is bad breath dampening your smile enthusiasm? If your breath is making you feel self-conscious and less confident, take heart. While bad breath is not uncommon and can stem from a variety of causes–they are all treatable. Dr. Robert Farber and our team at Dearborn West Dental in Dearborn, Michigan, are pleased to help you overcome chronic bad breath and help you regain your confident smile.
To find out what is causing your bad breath (or halitosis), our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth. The first line of defense is reducing the bacteria in your mouth. Some factors we will look for include plaque and tartar (which is hardened plaque), any fillings in your mouth that may be leaking, whether or not you have dry mouth, or an infection, abscess, or gum disease.
Depending on the cause of your bad breath, we may recommend deep cleanings, root canal or artificial saliva (in the case of dry mouth). In addition to your vigilant brushing and flossing, you may be prescribed an antimicrobial mouthwash. You can also boost healthy saliva production by increasing your water intake and chewing sugar-free gum.
With our help, you can overcome chronic bad breath and socialize again with confidence. At Dearborn West Dental in Dearborn, Michigan, we are always ready to help you overcome your oral health issues. If you want to schedule relief for your bad breath, please give us a call at 313-562-5610 today. Dr. Robert Farber and our team are excited to help you bring back your confident smile for the holidays!