Treating Halitosis in Richmond Hill, GA

Treating Halitosis in Richmond Hill, GA

Bad breath is an embarrassing and often uncomfortable subject to talk about. We understand and treat patients with halitosis in Richmond Hill, GA routinely. More often than not, bad breath points to bacterial infection, tooth decay, or some other dental problem that Dr. Justin Bordlemay can address.

What Causes Bad Breath?

• Periodontal disease – Failure to brush and floss at least twice a day and maintain regular cleanings can lead to an overgrowth of bacteria between the teeth and gums. If left untreated, bacteria will grow and cause bad breath or worse, including loss of healthy gum tissue, bone, and teeth.

• Tobacco – Tobacco products are harmful to oral tissue and teeth and using them can make it more difficult to control bacteria and keep your teeth clean. Smoking or chewing tobacco is harmful to your overall health and also makes the breath smell bad.

• Strong smelling foods – Certain foods such as garlic, onions, cheese, spices, and fish, can cause bad breath, especially if they are a regular part of one’s diet. Using sugar free mints, brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash may provide short term relief but the odor usually lingers until the body fully metabolizes the food.

• Medical conditions – Chronic dry mouth, oral yeast infections, and diseases of the organs and lungs can cause halitosis, along with digestion problems and sinus infections. A discussion with your health care provider may be required.

If you have bad breath, please call us today so Dr. Bordlemay can find out why and suggest the proper treatment.

How to Control Bad Breath

• Keep your teeth clean with proper brushing and flossing after meals or at least twice daily. Use a tongue scraper to remove trapped food and bacteria from the surface of your tongue.

• Visit Dr. Bordlemay for comprehensive cleanings and exams. Gum disease may be the cause and only a professional exam can determine that.

• Stop using tobacco, as it is unhealthy and causes oral complications.

• Drink a lot of water to keep oral tissue and the rest of your body hydrated.

• Keep track of what you are eating since strong smelling foods may be at fault.

• See your physician so that he or she can rule out problems in the body that may be causing bad breath.

You do not have to accept bad breath anymore! We treat halitosis in Richmond Hill, GA every day! Please call Dr. Bordlemay today for a personal consultation.

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107 Grand Central Blvd, Suite 206
Pooler, GA 31322
(912) 988-1907

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