Your Bad Breath May Be Caused by an Untreated Dental Issue
Do you have chronic bad breath that seems to persist, even after you brush your teeth, floss thoroughly, gargle with mouthwash, chew sugarless gum, and suck on sugarless mints? You may be one of the many people whose bad breath is actually a symptom of a much bigger dental problem.
First, it is important to understand that occasional bad breath, or halitosis, is natural. After a meal heavy with garlic or onions, your breath may take on a strange aroma that some people find unpleasant. However, that odor should go away once the food has fully metabolized.
The true sign that you should call Dr. Paul Snisky and Dr. Stephen Stein is when you cannot control your bad breath. Dr. Snisky and Dr. Stein have the experience necessary to treat patients with halitosis in Scarsdale, NY and the surrounding communities. All you have to do is make the first appointment, and you could be one step closer to saying goodbye to bad breath.
Possible Causes of Halitosis
Many people with halitosis have one or more of the following conditions that is causing their breath to smell:
- Gum disease that has never been diagnosed and treated
- An illness that is affecting them
- Tooth decay that has not yet been identified
- Poor dental hygiene and maintenance practices
- Constant use of tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco
The only way to know why you have halitosis is to come in for an appointment. Please understand that we will always be sensitive and treat you with the highest degree of professionalism and compassion. We know that it can be difficult to talk about bad breath for some patients, and we respect your privacy.
Together, we can solve this mystery through examination and will discuss the appropriate solutions. Contact Dr. Snisky and Dr. Stein today in Scarsdale, NY for your personalized consultation.