Bad breath can be embarrassing, but more importantly, it can be a sign of a complex dental problem brewing in the midst. If you are experiencing persistent bad breath, (halitosis) then it is time to visit an experienced dentist. Dr. Jacob McLauchlin is a trusted dentist in Nixa, MO dedicated to providing high-quality dental care. He works closely with each patient to identify their dental issue and develop a dental service that is right for them. At MAC Dental, we aim to uncover the root of your dental issue and restore the health of your teeth. We understand that bad breath can be embarrassing so we aim to provide a safe, open environment where patients feel comfortable speaking with Dr. McLauchlin and our caring dental staff.
Halitosis is the persistent or recurring bad breath. Halitosis is often caused by the buildup of bacteria in the mouth, which leads to bad breath.Halitosis can also be caused by a number of contributing factors which is why it is important to set up an appointment with Dr. McLauchlin so he can uncover the root of the problem.
Possible Causes Of Halitosis:
Advanced Dental Issues: It is important to visit general dentist Dr. McLauchlin at least twice a year for preventive care visits. Preventive care visits help Dr. McLauchlin catch dental issues early and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Complex dental issues like tooth decay, infection, and gum disease can result in halitosis.
Dry Mouth: Dry mouth is one of the leading causes of bad breath. When your mouth lacks the appropriate amount of saliva, it can lead to dry mouth which can result in bad breath. Patients should consider risk factors like smoking and medication.
Oral Hygiene: Practicing an excellent oral hygiene routine is necessary in order to maintain optimal oral health. If you aren’t flossing or brushing on a daily basis, it can lead to plaque buildup and other complex dental issues.
Medication: Sometimes one of the side effects of medication is dry mouth, which can result in bad breath. Let Dr. McLauchlin know about any medications you are taking to see if it could be the cause of your bad breath.
Treating Halitosis starts with visiting our Nixa dental office. Family dentist Dr. McLauchlin will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums to determine what is causing your halitosis. In the meantime, patients can improve their oral hygiene routine by brushing and flossing twice a day, as well as using an ADA recommended mouthwash.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are experiencing bad breath, MAC Dental can help you restore the health of your smile. Dr. McLauchlin will work with you to develop a proper treatment plan. Feel free to schedule an appointment online or call 888.488.3049