Have you ever experienced the dreaded smell of bad breath mid-conversation? This is something most of us try to avoid at all costs. Naturally, we have all had a moment where our breath wasn’t as fresh as it could be, but how can you tell when bad breath is a chronic issue?
At Precision Smile Dentistry we can help diagnose, treat, and prevent bad breath to our patients in Stafford County VA. Dr. Yousaf is a highly credited dentist specializing in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a very common problem that can affect 1 in 4 people. The solution can be simple lifestyle changes in some cases, but for others, visiting with a dentist may be necessary to help achieve desired results and prevent future problems. Bad breath can cause self-consciousness, embarrassment, and anxiety in those affected. It can take a toll on social, professional, and personal aspects of life.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, in more than 90% of cases, odor originates in the mouth, throat, and tonsils. Bad breath can be caused by some of the following factors:
The best method to reduce halitosis is simply good oral hygiene. This ensures that cavities are avoided and also reduces the likelihood of gum disease.
Initial steps to take:
We offer a number of different treatment options that can help treat halitosis such as:
If you or a loved one is located in Stafford, Roseville, Ramoth, Brooke, Daffan, or surrounding Stafford County VA areas and suffering from bad breath or other dental issues please take a step in the right direction and contact us today to schedule a visit! Call now (540) 300-2255.