Halitosis is a terrible problem to suffer from because it can bring a person’s social life to a grinding halt. It is the term given to bad breath that occurs as a result of dental problems, and it can affect more than a person’s social life. Bad breath can also affect a person’s career prospects and should be treated immediately.
According to a dentist in Billericay, it is possible and absolutely essential to get an effective treatment for this condition, and not only for social reasons. The presence of bad breath indicated that there is something wrong with the person’s oral hygiene. At the very least it can indicate that the person has a buildup of plaque on the teeth. Bad breath can also mean that the person suffers from a gum inflammation or decayed teeth, and that there are bacteria present in the mouth that release the gases after feeding on the food particles that are lodged in between the teeth.
A dentist will be able to get rid of this problem by cleaning the teeth physically in order to remove the accumulated plaque and tartar. An antibacterial medication will also be applied in order to get rid of any residual bacteria.
Halitosis should be treated immediately because if neglected, the causes of it can lead to gum disease and in extreme cases the eventual loss of teeth. A trip to the dentist is warranted as soon as any problem appears, to prevent more expensive and uncomfortable treatments later on. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.