Framingham Dentist Providing Bad Breath Treatment
Restoring Optimal Oral Health with General Dentistry
At Framingham Premier Dental, we offer a comprehensive approach to restoring oral health, which may begin with treating bad breath. Bad breath isn’t always the result of eating fragrant foods like onions or curry. There are a few different causes of bad breath. Ranging from stomach problems to diet and teeth problems, but most of the causes can be found in the mouth including:
- Tongue (when bacteria grows between the papilla)
- Teeth cavities (especially when food particles get stuck in them)
- Gum diseases
- Extraction sites during healing
- Dentures when not cleaned properly
- Alcohol and tobacco
If you or someone you know is concerned about bad breath, the first step is a dental checkup at our Framingham restorative dental practice. Dr. Marianna Gaitsgory will be able to confirm or rule out the source of bad breath.
When the cause is found, treatment will be determined and explained. If the source of bad breath is your mouth, there is very little chance that mouthwashes or mints can treat the problem. They usually mask the problem for a short period of time and can sometimes even exacerbate the situation – for instance, many mouthwashes contain alcohol that causes dry mouth, which leads to bad breath.
These are a few other, non-dental reasons that cause bad breath:
- Sore throat
- Some foods
- Infection of air passages
Following a good oral hygiene routine and receiving regular dental checkups are the best ways to prevent bad breath
Dr. Gaitsgory and our team look forward to serving your family’s dental needs. We proudly serve Middlesex County, Natick, Sudbury, Ashland, Southborough, Westborough, Marlborough, Hopkinton, Holliston, and Sherborn, Massachusetts.To schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable and friendly staff, contact our Framingham dental office today at (508) 875-0900.