Bad breath is something many people suffer from at some point in their life. Halitosis or chronic bad breath is something that affects about 45% of Americans. Creekbridge Dental in Brooklyn Park, MN helps treat both types.
Americans spend more than $1 billion a year on over the counter halitosis products, many of which are ineffective because they only mask the problem.
Bad breath is caused by a variety of factors. In most cases, it is caused by food remaining in the mouth – on the teeth, tongue, gums, and other structures, collecting bacteria. Brushing, flossing and mouthwash only mask the odor.
Bad breath is more than just embarrassing; it can also be a clue that there is something more than just a smell going on in your mouth.
Bad breath may also be caused by medications you are taking.
If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy and that the odor is not oral in nature, you may be referred to your family physician or to a specialist to determine the cause of the odor and possible treatment.
Mouthwashes are generally ineffective on bad breath, only used for short term help.
Please call us at 763-561-1570 or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment.
For more information on bad breath, please visit: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/bad-breath.