Dentist NYC for Bad Breath
Do You Worry About Bad Breath?
Bad breath can be embarrassing and a sign of larger dental problems. Worrying about bad breath can make one self-conscious and be very stressful. The good news is that there are steps you can take to minimize bad breath.
Causes of Bad Breath
- Poor oral hygiene
- Gum disease
- Periodontal disease
- Missing regular professional dental cleanings
- Broken or leaking fillings that are difficult clean and collect food particles
- Leaking crowns
- Large gaps between teeth where food gets trapped
- Empty stomach
- Acid reflux
- Specific foods with strong smells
Diagnosis of Bad Breath
A thorough clinical examination and x-rays by our expert dentists will allow us to determine what is causing your bad breath. Once the reason for bad breath is determined, we will formulate a comprehensive plan to eliminate it.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Brushing: Daily brushing is very important to maintain a clean and healthy mouth. We recommend brushing at least twice daily for two full minutes. We recommend using a soft tooth brush for most patients to achieve the cleanest circumstance and avoid damage to the gums that a more firm toothbrush can result in.
Flossing: Flossing is the only way to remove food particles from the spaces between the teeth. Unfortunately, brushing alone will not get into the crevices where food gets lodged. We recommend flossing at least once daily.
Professional dental cleaning: Everyone should get a professional dental cleaning, performed by a dentist or registered dental hygienist at least twice a year to ensure all plague and tartar are removed from the teeth and between them. Only a professional cleaning can remove this buildup which may result in bad breath
Treatment of underlying causes of bad breath: Once our dentists determine what is causing the bad breath, there are many different treatments depending on the cause. Our philosophy is to always perform the least invasive and most conservative treatment options when resolving dental problems. For example, we will replace a leaking or loose filling or crown to relieve bad breath. If the cause of your bad breath is not related to a dental problem, such as acid reflux, we will make the appropriate referral and recommendations.
Regular dental care is important to avoid bad breath. To make an appointment with the best dentist in NYC, simply contact us today.