Is Bad Breath a problem you worry about?
Dr. Earl Schneider has a unique way to combat halitosis, commonly called bad breath. With a combination of easy to use, non-surgical techniques, you can quickly eliminate your bad breath problem.
Causes of Halitosis
More than just a social problem, halitosis (bad breath) is a dental and medical problem. Halitosis can be a sign of an underlying medical condition such as xerostomia (dry mouth), diabetes, or a gastrointestinal problem. Halitosis can also be a sign of periodontal disease, or a bacterial build up in the mouth.
Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)
Some patients have a small amount of saliva and naturally have a dry mouth. Others have experienced a sense of dry mouth due to medications they are taking, medical conditions or due to mouthwash they are using. When your mouth is dry, saliva, which naturally carries oxygen, is unable to help cleanse the mouth, allowing bacteria to overgrow and halitosis to develop.
Post Nasal Drip
When a person has a post nasal drip due to a cold or allergies, mucous drains and coats the back of the tongue and throat. This mucous is broken down in the mouth and causes halitosis.
Coffee contains high levels of acids, which stimulate the production of bacteria in the mouth, which can also lead to halitosis.
Common Signs of Halitosis (Bad Breath)
- A white coated tongue.
- A sour, bitter, or metallic taste in the mouth.
- Xerostomia or dryness in the mouth, extreme morning breath, or evidence of thicker saliva.
Treatment for Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Treatment for halitosis is dependent upon its cause. Dr. Schneider and his staff will take a thorough medical and dental history to help identify the cause. Patients will receive a complete oral examination as well. With this information, Dr. Schneider will be able to find the right treatment for you.