Have you noticed that you have been experiencing persistent bad breath?
Halitosis is bad breath that can not be eliminated by brushing and flossing. It is important to visit the dentist if you notice any signs of halitosis. At times, halitosis can be early sign of a more complex dental problem. Gouverneur dentist Dr. Nicholas Gardner provides comprehensive dental exams to properly check the teeth, mouth, and gums for any serious dental problems. Dr. Gardner focuses on addressing, identifying and treating your dental concerns through advanced and comprehensive dental care.
Halitosis is a treatable condition under the care of an experienced dentist. As an alumnus of the Dawson Academy, Dr. Gardner is committed to providing complete advanced dentistry. He takes the time to examine your teeth and provide a complete, comprehensive solution to your dental concerns. Halitosis can be caused by a range of dental problems.
- Gum Disease: Gum disease is the inflammation of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. Onc the gum tissue is infected, it can cause bleeding gums, shifting teeth, loose teeth, halitosis, and tooth sensitivity. Dr. Gardner recommends that each of his patients visits his Gouverneur dental office at least twice a year for routine dental exams to check for any signs of gum disease. Dr. Gardner offers periodontal therapy to help restore health back to your smile.
- Smoking: Smoking can leave your teeth more prone to developing tooth decay, gum disease, and halitosis. In the long run, smoking can negatively affect your oral health as well as your overall health. Quitting smoking can benefit you for a range of reasons.
- Dry Mouth: Saliva helps circulate and remove harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth. Dry mouth occurs when there is a lack of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth can be a result of stress, certain medications, smoking, and even aging. It is important to visit our Gouverneur dental office to determine the cause of your dry mouth and receive appropriate dental treatment.
- Tooth Decay: Tooth decay is often a result of poor oral hygiene. Tooth decay happens when plaque isn’t removed from the teeth and begins to eat away at the enamel. Tooth decay can cause tooth sensitivity, halitosis, and toothache. If you do notice signs of tooth decay, it is important to find treatment as soon as possible to avoid the development of a more complex dental problem.
Schedule a Visit
Family dentist Dr. Gardner provides comprehensive treatment for a range of complex dental concerns. Dr. Gardner will work with you to find the right treatment for you. If you are experiencing halitosis, visit our Gouverneur, NY dental office. Patients can call (315) 203-1772 or schedule an appointment online