If you have breath that’s knocking people out (and not because it smells delightful), then you are probably starting to feel frantic right about now. When you try and try to practice the obvious efforts that can help you regain a fresh mouth but the end result is always more bad breath, you know something is up and that it’s definitely time for professional intervention. Not sure the next best step to take? We’ve got everything you need! Visit our Lake Orion, MI team for the answers, treatment, and guidance required to fix this embarrassing predicament!
First, Schedule A Checkup
We could talk to you on the phone all day long about your bad breath, what’s been going on with your smile, your dental hygiene, and more, but until we actually see you and perform a thorough dental examination, we cannot tell you what’s happening. To get your journey toward a fresh smile underway, call our practice and let us know that you need a dental checkup.
In The Meantime, Remember…
We encourage you to remember that a buildup of plaque (and tartar, which is hardened plaque) is frequently to blame for bad breath. So, we remind you that though you now require professional care for your smile, the yucky breath may be something that you could have avoided if:
- You were keeping up with your dental hygiene at home, which limits bacteria
- You were keeping up with visits for your dental cleanings (and checkups), which should happen twice a year to remove plaque and tartar that hygiene misses
Dry Mouth Is Often To Blame!
You might have been keeping up with cleanings and checkups, with dental hygiene, and you’re doing everything “right” but your breath still smells bad. Don’t forget that bad breath can happen if you have dry mouth. We can talk further with you about getting your oral moisture back to the correct level when you visit us, which may offer the improvement you need. (Hint: If your mouth feels dry, start drinking more water to improve hydration and breath!).
You May Need Repairs
Again, as we talk about bacteria, remember that disease like tooth decay and infection include the overpopulation of bacteria (and often decaying tissue). Neither smells very good. Fortunately, restorative dental care is here to fix problems (and bad smells associated with them can disappear once the issue is solved).
Care For Bad Breath With Professional Care
Come in for the professional diagnosis, advice, treatment, and general help you need when you realize that you’re suffering from chronic bad breath and you are more than ready to solve the problem! To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.