Gum & Bad Breath
Regain Your Confidence
Bad breath is experienced by most people at some time. It may simply be “morning breath” but can be a persistent chronic condition which affects a person’s everyday life and confidence. It is almost always caused initially by poor oral hygiene leading to a build up of excess bacteria in the mouth and which gives off smelly gases.
To reduce bad breath, help avoid cavities and lower your risk of gum disease, consistently practice good oral hygiene. Further treatment for bad breath can vary, depending on the cause. Bad Breath and Halitosis affects one third of the population. I am proud to have been researching bad breath and we have helped many thousands of people start new lives after years or even a lifetime of chronic bad breath problems.
An accurate diagnosis allows one to understand the causes of a breath condition, and this is fundamental to obtaining effective treatment. Simply using a mouth rinse is generally not going to solve a halitosis condition. The only way to achieve an accurate diagnosis and fully understand the specific causes of a chronic halitosis condition is to be examined and tested in our specialized bad breath clinic. Any other method will merely be guesswork or assumptions. In addition, patients that are seen for treatment in our clinic may receive, when appropriate, prescription medications tailored to their needs.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a serious bacterial infection that destroys the fibers, connective tissue and supporting bone that hold your teeth in your mouth. Left untreated, these diseases can lead to tooth loss. There are numerous types and levels of periodontal disease requiring different treatment approaches. Most of the time, the treatment required to control periodontal disease involves much more than just a teeth cleaning. Our Dentists at Lakewood Dental Smile Clinic are skilled in the latest treatment options available to treat this disease.
Periodontal treatment can also improve the esthetics of the patient’s gums and teeth. Gum reshaping procedures and techniques to replace missing gum and bone are now possible.