Do you struggle with bad breath that you worry about the affect your holiday plans and make you feel self-conscious about socializing with your loved ones? Many patients struggle with bad breath, resulting in a less-than-stellar holiday season, but the good news is that bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis, can usually be treated depending on the underlying condition that’s causing it. Our highly skilled dentist, Dr. [dcotor_name], wants to help you have a wonderful holiday by treating the cause of your bad breath.
First, he will thoroughly examine your smile to to assess potential causes of bad breath. Most often, bad breath is caused by a buildup of bacteria in your mouth, which means we need to look for potential factors such as plaque, tartar, fillings that have started to leak, any signs of dry mouth, an infected or abscessed tooth, or gum disease.
We can recommend a variety of treatments and tailor your treatment to what is causing your bad breath. Potential remedies include a deep tooth cleaning, artificial saliva for dry mouth, or root canal treatment. In addition to thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis, we encourage you to increase your water intake and chew sugar-free gum, and we can prescribe an antimicrobial mouthwash.
Before the holiday season begins, come see our team at Quail Ridge Dental to liven up your breath and receive a customized treatment plan to help you love your smile through the holidays. Call 928-855-5042 today to come see us in Lake Havasu City, Arizona!