Keep your breath fresh with halitosis treatment in Prescott, WI
Does your breath smell bad first thing in the morning and continue to smell even after you brush your teeth? Halitosis is often the sign of oral health issues that need treatment, and Dr. Jay can help. Patients in the Prescott, WI, area looking for halitosis treatment can contact Scenic Bluffs Dental to evaluate their condition.Request An Appointment
Causes of bad breath
While the cause of some bad breath can be traced back to the last thing you ate, persistent bad breath is often a sign of poor oral hygiene. Your mouth is a warm, cozy place for bacteria to find sugars and starches to feast on, and as the food breaks down, it can start to smell. Bacteria form a sticky substance known as plaque as they eat, and over time this can harden into tartar and protect odor-causing bacteria and bits of food on your teeth and in pockets around your gum line. It’s crucial that you floss and brush all of your teeth carefully each day.
In some cases, bad breath may be due to medications, metabolic disorders, diabetes, and other medical conditions for which you may need to see a physician. Dr. Jay will evaluate your teeth and gums during your consultation, and he can help you determine if you need to contact your doctor through the course of your treatment.
The cure for your halitosis will depend on the root cause, but Dr. Jay can work with you to get rid of bad breath and restore your oral health. Tooth decay and gum disease require different approaches, but once infections are cleared from your mouth, you’ll have fresher breath, and in many cases, brighter teeth. Dr. Jay will likely recommend a deep cleaning and use X-rays to look for cavities and issues with your gums. During your evaluation, he can also show you the spots you’re routinely missing during your home care so you can improve your dental hygiene and prevent issues from developing in the future.
At Scenic Bluffs Dental, we’ve invested in a state-of-the-art facility with all the latest technology so we can treat your issues while you remain relaxed and comfortable. Our treatment plans are tailored to you, so we can address your unique needs while working within your budget and time constraints. Contact our office in Prescott, WI, today at (715) 953-0499 to set up an appointment and get the help you need with your bad breath.