Bad breath can be an embarrassing oral health concern that may affect your confidence. More importantly, bad breath may be an indication of a more severe oral health concern. The key to treating bad breath is to determine where it stems from. In most cases, bad breath may be the result of poor oral hygiene or smelly foods; if that is the case, improving your oral hygiene routine and eliminating smelly foods can help improve your breath.
If your bad breath is not eliminated by routine brushing and flossing, you may have halitosis. Dr. Brent Engelberg is a highly trained general dentist in Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Engelberg will perform a full comprehensive exam and recommend any needed treatment to improve your oral health and eliminate bad breath. To learn more about your options, visit AH Smiles in Arlington Heights, IL.
Treating Bad Breath
Dr. Engelberg and our dental care team will discuss your medical history, lifestyle habits and evaluate your oral health to determine the cause of your halitosis and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Some of the most common causes of halitosis may include:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay and cavities
- Yeast infections in the mouth such as thrush
- Dry mouth
- Lifestyle habits such as smoking
- Poor fitting dental appliances
In some cases, halitosis may the result of certain medications or illnesses. Dr. Engelberg may work in coordination with your primary care physician to create a treatment plan that is right for you.
If halitosis is the result of gum disease, Dr. Engelberg offers a full range of periodontal therapy services to address various stages of gum disease. Dr. Engelberg will create a personalized solution to address your oral health needs.
At AH Smiles we work with you to help you achieve a healthier smile. Our experienced dental team is committed to providing high quality, patient-centered dental care. To learn more about your treatment options, call 847.230.9703 or request an appointment online.