Occasional bad breath happens to everyone. Bad breath is easily solved by brushing and flossing your teeth or chewing a piece of sugar-free gum. However, when your bad breath isn’t solved by brushing and flossing, you may have halitosis. With proper care, your halitosis is easily treatable. Virginia Beach dentist Dr. Cappy Sinclair, DDS has years of experiencing improving smiles. Dr. Sinclair takes the time to plan a treatment that is just for you. If you are experiencing halitosis and want to explore your treatment options, visit Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry.
If you practice excellent oral hygiene and visit Dr. Sinclair twice a year for preventive care visits, it will minimize your chance of developing complex dental problems. At Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry, we aim to help patients achieve beautiful as well as functional smiles. We want each patient to feel confident in their smile and work with you to improve your smile.
Halitosis can be caused by a variety of dental issues, including:
- Gum Disease: Gum disease causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, creating deep pockets which store bacteria which can lead to infection. Gum disease doesn’t always present symptoms, so it is important to get your teeth check regularly. Dr. Sinclair offers comprehensive exams to check the mouth, teeth, and gums for any signs of dysfunction. For patients with gum disease, Dr. Sinclair provides a range of periodontal therapy services.
- Tooth Decay: Untreated tooth decay can cause persistent bad breath. Tooth decay develops when harmful bacteria and plaque are not adequately removed from the teeth. If you practice proper oral hygiene and visit our Virginia Beach dental office twice a year, it can minimize your chance of developing tooth decay.
- Dry Mouth: Dry mouth can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Dry mouth can cause a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and foul breath. Dry mouth can be caused by tobacco, medication, and other factors.
Schedule an Appointment
If you want to explore treatment options for halitosis, visit Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Cappy Sinclair will work with you to find the right solution for you. You can schedule an appointment online or call 757.453.7657