Bad Breath Treatment in Hickory, NC

Surveys in the USA have shown that 65% of people have chronic halitosis (also known as oral malodor) or quite simply bad breath.

Bad breath is an unpleasant condition that’s cause for embarrassment. Some people with bad breath aren’t even aware there’s a problem. Bad breath may be caused by improper brushing and flossing as particles of food stay in the mouth and attract bacteria. There are over 600 types of bacteria found in the average mouth. Several dozens of these can produce high levels of foul odors (usually sulfur) when incubated in the laboratory.
Bad breath can also be caused by dry mouth (xerostomia), which occurs when the flow of saliva decreases. Saliva is necessary to cleanse the mouth and remove particles that may cause odor. Dry mouth may be caused by various medications, salivary gland problems or continuously breathing through the mouth.

Scheduling Bad Breath Treatment

Mouthwashes are generally cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you’re concerned about bad breath, schedule an appointment with Dr. J.D. Robinette at our Hickory, NC office. We can help identify the cause and, if it’s due to an oral condition, develop a treatment plan to help eliminate it.