Halitosis Treatment in Selah
Also known as bad breath, halitosis is a condition that affects millions of people. It is most commonly caused by bacteria that is trapped inside the mouth, often on the tongue, between teeth and below the gum line. However, some cases of chronic halitosis are the result of a more serious medical problem.
People suffering from halitosis often try to treat the issue themselves using gum, mints or mouth rinses. Unfortunately, these remedies do not work to actually solve the problem, as they do nothing more than mask the unpleasant odor. The team at Selah Creek Dental works to determine the exact cause of a patient’s chronic halitosis and provide the treatment needed to eliminate the problem once and for all.
Many cases of halitosis can be cured with a deep cleanse of the mouth through a professional teeth cleaning. We provide this treatment for patients during every complete dental checkup. Tongue scraping can also be extremely helpful in eliminating bad breath, especially when the tongue is the source of the odor-causing bacteria.
Halitosis can also be a sign of periodontitis, also known as gum disease. Our practice offers various treatments for this troubling condition. We recommend that patients seek treatment for gum disease as soon as possible in order to prevent more serious problems from developing later.
One of the best methods for preventing the occurrence of halitosis is to maintain strong oral hygiene practices. This includes regular brushing and flossing and visiting our practice twice a year for a complete dental checkup. Patients suffering from halitosis often benefit from a basic review of proper brushing and flossing techniques.
There do exist rare situations in which chronic halitosis is an underlying symptom of a more serious medical condition. Our team will be able to determine if this is indeed the case and direct the patient to an appropriate expert if needed.
If you are troubled by bad breath, and you would like to put an end to the problem, please call us at 509-698-6684 to schedule an appointment.