Do you have persistent bad breath? Does your bad breath make you self-conscious while speaking face-to-face with others? If you’d like help freshening your breath, contact Uptown Dental Associates for a halitosis treatment and bad breath treatment!
At our Albuquerque, NM dentist office, Dr. Ryan Shepherd and our compassionate team do a lot more than improve your smile – we can also fix your bad breath!
Custom Solutions For Your Bad Breath
Did you know that as many as one in four Americans suffers from chronic bad breath or halitosis? We want you to know there is nothing to be ashamed of. We treat our patients with respect and provide a judgment-free zone.
Dr. Shepherd on helping patients with bad breath Read Transcript
There are a number of things that can cause bad breath and bottom line is the bacteria in our mouth. There are a number of places that bacteria tends to accumulate in our mouth. A few years ago, we started offering tongue scrapers to our patients on a pretty regular basis because it tends to get harbored in the tongue surface. We have a number of patients who have started using their tongue scrapers on a regular basis to keep their tongue good and clean and their breath nice and fresh.
Periodontal disease is another big contributor to bad breath. We've got a pretty regimented program in place to help our patients who have periodontal disease to get that under control and that significantly improves their bad breath. Then there are some patients who their bad breath simply comes from their tonsils. There are crypts in the tonsils that tend to accumulate bacteria and food. Over time, it just smells absolutely abominable. Even if your tongue is clean and your gums are clean and your teeth are clean, your breath may still be bad. If that's the case, we have ENTs that we work with to get your tonsils out.
Common Causes Of Bad Breath
While each case of bad breath is unique, there are some common causes that contribute to halitosis. If you have bad breath, here are a few potential causes:
- Certain foods, like onions and garlic
- Dry mouth
- Poor oral hygiene
- Infrequent eating while dieting
- Use of tobacco products
- Infections in the respiratory system or other areas inside the body
No matter the cause, we will help find it and improve your breath with solutions specific to your case. We can even give you advice on how to quit smoking!
We can also provide tongue scrapers and recommend products that will help stimulate saliva production or otherwise address the causes behind your halitosis.
Book Your Breath-Freshening Appointment Today
Don’t simply put up with bad breath / halitosis– call Uptown Dental Associates to schedule your halitosis treatment and bad breath treatment in in Albuquerque, NM consultation today! You can also use our online form.