Halitosis can be an embarrassment but it can also be a sign of tooth decay, gum disease or other serious oral health issues. The dentists at Westwood Dental Arts Center use state-of-the-art treatments to diagnose the causes of bad breath in his Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, patients, providing treatments to help them have fresh-smelling breath.
Halitosis or bad breath can be caused by many factors. Some of the most common include:
The best way to treat bad breath is with regular brushing and flossing and regular dental visits to prevent decay and gum disease that are primary causes of halitosis. Chewing sugar-free gum and making sure you get plenty of water throughout the day can also help by promoting the production of saliva. When bad breath is caused by decay or gum disease, having these issues corrected often puts an end to the bad breath problem.
Generally speaking, when bad breath persists despite good dental hygiene including regular brushing and flossing in the morning, before bed, and after meals and regular use of mouthwash doesn't help keep breath fresh, you should consider making an appointment to check for underlying causes such as deep-seated infections that could be causing your symptoms. Be sure to bring a list of all your medications so the dentists at Westwood Dental Arts Center can determine if one of those medications might be causing bad breath or mouth dryness.
Westwood Dental Arts Center accepts most types of health insurance. Below is a short list of in-network insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
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