Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, can be embarrassing and leave you self-conscious on a daily basis. If you’ve ever had that not-so-fresh feeling on a date, at a job interview, or just talking with friends, you are not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have bad breath at some point in their lives. Fortunately, our Dr. Kathleen Falsey, DDS and her staff at Bayberry Dental Care can offer your treatment accordingly, depending on the cause.
Some types of bad breath should come as no concern. One example is “morning mouth” that occurs because of the bacteria changes in your mouth while you sleep. More serious burdens of bad breath include infections in your mouth, dry mouth, medications, tobacco products and diabetes. How long bad breath lasts depends on the cause, but if any of these conditions worry you then you should visit us immediately. If you none of the above apply to you but you still have bad breath, review your oral hygiene habits. Try making lifestyle changes, such as brushing your teeth and tongue after eating, using dental floss, and drinking plenty of water.
If you are concerned about your bad breath, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.bayberrydentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kathleen Falsey, DDS at Bayberry Dental Care here in Tinley Park, IL, call 708-802-8300.