Whatever the cause of your bad breath, our dental professionals can help you get to the bottom of it!
Sometimes it’s the patient asking what they can do about it, sometimes they’re asking about a friend, family member or even a co-worker.
Occasionally, bad breath can be caused by various medical conditions, most commonly sinusitis, a hiatus hernia, acid reflux or dry mouth. Often, bad breath is due to the build up of tartar and stains on the teeth, above and below the gum-line that encourage the retention of plaque, an adhesive mixture of bacteria and food.
Another important factor in bad breath is diet – for example, insufficient Vitamin C and antioxidants may contribute to bleeding gums.
Whatever the cause, we’ll get to the bottom of it! We start by taking a small sample of oral bacteria and other cultures from the mouth.
We then send them off to a microbiology laboratory to identify the types, locations and levels of oral bacteria. We take this detailed report and use it as a guide to develop a customized treatment plan to freshen up your bad breath.
Treatment consists of targeting the bacteria and amoeba (parasites) that are causing infection. Oravital® topical antibiotic rinses are used to reduce harmful bacteria and restore microbial balance in the mouth. These antibiotic rinses are prepared to achieve a healthy balance of oral bacteria.
Treat yourself to a brighter smile at Dentistry @ 150 Eglinton East!