Is your persistent bad breath keeping you back from living your life to the fullest? Bad breath can be embarrassing, and if it does not go away with a thorough brushing and flossing, it may be an indicator of a more serious condition. Whether an oral health or systemic health concern, your bad breath could be trying to tell you something. Marrero LA dentists Dr. Maria Burmaster and Dr. Valerie Ribando encourage patients with chronic halitosis to schedule a dental health exam to get to the root of your bad breath.
So what could you bad breath be saying about your health? Bad breath could be a symptom of either an oral health concern or a systemic health condition. Dr. Burmaster and Dr. Ribando will refer you to a medical doctor if they believe that your halitosis may be caused by diabetes, lung infection, kidney or liver condition or a gastrointestinal problem. If the root of your halitosis is an oral health concern, our Barataria dental care team can help you address the problem so you can enjoy your optimal oral health.
- Cavities- Untreated, tooth decay can cause a strong smell. Caught early, tooth decay can be treated with a dental filling. Advanced tooth decay may require a root canal procedure or tooth extraction to restore your oral health. Dr. Burmaster and Dr. Ribando are highly trained and experienced in restorative dentistry and provide personalized treatment plans for all of their patients.
- Dry Mouth- Dry mouth is caused by a lack of saliva productions in your mouth. Without a healthy saliva flow, food debris and bacteria can build up causing bad breath and ultimately tooth decay or even gum disease. Our Barataria dentists can help you get a handle on your dry mouth.
- Oral Hygiene – Brushing and flossing twice a day is essential for maintaining your oral health. Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque and tartar build up. Oral hygiene can help prevent the development of a range of dental and health concerns. If you have questions about what oral hygiene products are right for your oral health needs, our Marrero dental care team will be happy to assist you.
Schedule An Appointment
Biannual dental checkups can help keep your oral health in check. Our regular dental exams include a professional dental cleaning and comprehensive exam of your face, neck, teeth and gums to allow for early diagnosis of any advanced dental health concerns. Contact Barataria Dental or schedule your appointment online.
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