Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a persistent concern for many individuals. It's important to understand the underlying causes and effective strategies to manage this issue for better oral health and confidence. At Avery Dental in Port Hope, we're dedicated to helping you achieve fresher breath and improved overall well-being.
Millions of bacteria inhabit the mouth, particularly the back of the tongue, where they thrive in the warm and moist environment. These bacteria play a significant role in causing bad breath. While occasional bad breath, like "morning mouth," is normal, persistent or chronic bad breath may indicate other underlying factors.
Detecting your own bad breath can be challenging due to the nose's ability to adapt to persistent odors. However, those around you may notice the odor during conversations. Our experienced Dr. Ericson Viola can help assess and address the issue of bad breath during your appointment at Avery Dental.
Dr. Ericson Viola will discuss your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle factors that could contribute to bad breath. They'll conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, oral tissues, and salivary glands to identify potential causes. Depending on their findings, further referrals or diagnostic tests may be recommended.
Bad breath can stem from various factors, including reduced saliva production, diet, smoking, and oral hygiene habits. Conditions like gum disease, infections, and systemic health issues can also contribute. Identifying the root cause is crucial for effective management.
There are steps you can take to manage bad breath and maintain optimal oral health:
At Avery Dental, we're committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health and fresher breath. If you're concerned about bad breath or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ericson Viola, contact us at (905) 885-0888. Visit our practice at 181 Toronto Road, Unit 7A in Port Hope, ON, and let us guide you toward a healthier smile and enhanced self-confidence.