At one time or another everyone has bad breath. During sleep, the flow of saliva is reduced, causing what is commonly known as morning breath. Eating foods like garlic, onion, seafood, and cheeses can also contribute to unpleasant breath. But if you suffer from persistent mouth odor, this may be a sign of a serious health issue that needs medical attention.
The foul breath may indicate:
In addition, halitosis may be caused by health concerns including diabetes, acid reflux, kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, and respiratory tract infection.
People with consistent breath odor day in and day out tend to get used to the smell so they’re often oblivious to it.
If you suffer from persistent breath odor, please contact our Mesa dental office for a halitosis consultation. Treatment options at Unique Dental Care are available to Mesa patients with a proper diagnosis.
The first course of action is to obtain a correct diagnosis at Unique Dental Care. Most patients in Mesa are treated successfully with a deep scaling and teeth polish. For other people, our dentist in Mesa may recommend using interdental brushes and improved brushing and flossing techniques at home.
If the periodontal disease goes undiagnosed and untreated, this can lead to tooth loss, gum loss, and bone loss. Advanced stage gum disease can also cause infection, decay, and certain GI problems.
At Unique Dental Care our well-trained and experienced Mesa dentists can treat most oral health complications leading to halitosis. For more difficult cases you may be referred to an outside specialist for gum restoration, endodontic treatment and/or tooth repair.
Do not forget, chronic foul breath odor is a sign that something is wrong. It is a health scare that should never be ignored.