Afraid to open your mouth at times? Notice you’re being offered gum or mints on a regular basis? Maybe it is time to consult a dentist about bad breath. Royal Oak Dental Group has carefully studied the causes of bad breath and the available bad breath treatments that can be quite effective. Chronic bad breath is often treatable.
What causes bad breath?
Bad breath may be caused or intensified by:
- Eating habits
- Certain medications
- Systemic conditions
- Hormonal changes
- Digestion or metabolic dysfunction
If you have had bad breath for a while and your sense of taste seems to be affected, you may be harboring a high concentration of certain oral bacteria. If this is the case, breath treatment will most likely be concentrated on the areas of the tongue and spaces between teeth where bacteria tend to hide. When bacteria feed off the content of your saliva, it results in odorous breath and can also cause tooth decay.
We can help you find a solution to treat bad breath. Royal Oak Dental Group’s dental offices are located in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and Siler City. The Royal Oak team is proud to serve patients in the Raleigh-Cary-Chapel Hill-Siler City area including Apex, Hillsboro, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Durham, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Knightdale.