Halitosis, or bad breath, can cause embarrassment and anxiety for many people. If you have been researching halitosis treatment in Kelowna, there are many products on the market that claim to help, but not all of them address the underlying causes of bad breath. At Rutland Dental Centre, we focus on providing techniques and lifestyle changes that can help reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth and address the root cause of bad breath.
Are you unsure whether you have halitosis? Visit our Kelowna dental clinic for proper diagnosis and treatment. There are many possible causes of bad breath, including certain foods, smoking, neglecting oral hygiene, medications, mouth infections, and severe health conditions. Our halitosis treatment in Kelowna addresses these underlying causes and helps you achieve fresh breath and a healthy mouth.
Maintaining good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth, flossing, and using antibacterial mouthwash regularly, is an effective way to prevent halitosis. Brushing your tongue to remove food and plaque is also recommended. Regular dental check-ups with your dentist are essential in maintaining good oral health and preventing bad breath.
Avoiding certain foods and drinks, such as onions, garlic, alcohol, and caffeine, can help prevent bad breath. Smoking and tobacco use should also be avoided.
A dry mouth can increase the likelihood of halitosis, so it is essential to keep your mouth moist by drinking water regularly, sucking on sugar-free candy, and chewing sugar-free gum.
Some medications, such as those prescribed for high blood pressure or cholesterol, can cause dry mouth and contribute to bad breath. Consult with your doctor if you experience this side effect.
Over-the-counter mouthwashes and gums only mask the odour for a short period. In contrast, alcohol-based mouthwashes may dry out the mouth and exacerbate the problem. We would be happy to suggest mouthwashes that may be more effective for your needs.
It is also important to note that while bad breath is mainly an oral manifestation, systemic diseases such as kidney or liver disease, respiratory infections, or diabetes can also cause halitosis. In these cases, treating the underlying condition is necessary.
If you want to avoid bad breath, take care of your oral hygiene and address any underlying health conditions. At Rutland Dental Centre, we offer halitosis treatment in Kelowna to help you achieve fresh breath and a healthy mouth.
We welcome new patients and will always make room for your family and friends. Please visit the new patients page to get a head start on filling in the required forms, and to book your appointment.