When Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, becomes chronic, sufferers may need to consult medical professionals to explore the source of the issues as well as treatment options.
Halitosis occurs when chemical compounds are produced by bacteria that are typically found in hard-to-reach areas in the mouth where there is little-to-no oxygen. The areas below the gumline are most prone to the growth of this bacteria along with the areas on the tongue known as taste buds.
If a Halitosis condition occurs, it is important to review and rule out any serious medical conditions that can be causing it. Once serious medical causes are addressed, dental causes of bad breath should be reviewed. Dental issues that cause Halitosis include dental decay, gum disease, oral infections and dry mouth conditions.
Charter Oak Dental has a team of experienced and well-trained dental professionals who can assist you with all of your oral health needs. They specialize in determining the best treatment for halitosis including a professional cleaning and at-home treatments such as tongue scraper use or prescription strength mouth rinses. They can also address any dental issues that might be contributing to the problem.
Find the Charter Oak Dental location closest to you today. We proudly serve the residents of Hartford, Vernon Rockville and surrounding areas with two offices. Call us in Hartford: (860) 899-2804 or in Vernon Rockville: (860) 926-4789. Schedule your dental appointment today!