The most important step is for your dentist to correctly diagnose your problem.
Fortunately, in the majority of cases, the treatment for bad breath (halitosis) can be as simple as having a well performed scale and polish with the hygienist or a dentist supplemented by improved home care in tooth brushing, flossing and use of interdental brushes.
However, in a significant number of cases, bad breath may signify more serious dental problems which left unchecked can lead to tooth loss. These problems are periodontitis (destruction of the bone and gum supporting the teeth), presence of decayed or infected teeth or even some form of gastro-intestinal problems
In Boston House our highly experienced general dentists can deal with most dental problems leading to bad breath. In the more complex cases our experienced dentists are supported by a team of in house specialists in periodontists (gum treatment), endodontics (root canal treatment) and prosthodontists (tooth repair, restoration and replacement).
Bad breath is a warning sign which shouldn’t be ignored.