Monday, January 13, 2014

Solar Dental Ontario Dentist

Bad Breath

Individuals with chronic bad breath should see their Ontario dentist for a thorough dental evaluation. Halitosis is a medical condition that causes a foul odor to emanate from the oral cavity when an individual opens their mouth. Most cases of bad breath are preventable when people practice oral hygiene including flossing and brushing teeth each day. A dental professional often determines that the cause of the foul odor is from bacteria inside the mouth located around the teeth and under the gum line.

Teeth Cleaning

If the Ontario dentist finds a sticky plaque buildup on the teeth, then a specialized cleaning procedure is necessary. A dental hygienist who understands how to remove hardened tartar and sticky plaque that surrounds a patient’s teeth typically performs this type of procedure. During an examination, the dental team may discover that a patient has small pockets or crevices around the teeth that indicate the beginning stages of gum disease or gingivitis. Diagnosing gum disease in its early stages allows a patient to take quick action to prevent additional damage to their teeth

Prevent Halitosis

The Ontario dentist will make recommendations to a patient concerning ways to prevent halitosis or bad breath. Patients with tightly spaced teeth may need to use a particular type of toothbrush or floss to remove food debris from the teeth and below the gum line. The dental hygienist can teach a patient better ways to use dental floss to remove tartar and plaque that lead to halitosis. In addition, many patients buy special equipment to clean the oral cavity such as mechanical toothbrushes or water irrigation systems.

Tongue Scraper

An individual with bad breath may have other problems in the mouth that cause the condition such as a growth or abscess on soft tissue including the tongue, palate or tonsils. The Ontario dentist may also notice inflammation in the sinus cavity or esophagus that is causing a patient’s halitosis. Many patients with bad breath have a coating of foul smelling bacteria on the tongue. An individual can use a special tongue scraper to remove the foul smelling bacteria. 

Solar Dental
655 Fairway Rd. 
South Kitchener
Ontario N2C 1X4  
(519) 893-2790

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