With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you want to put your best foot forward before you go out for your big date. One of the biggest mood killers is halitosis in Sun Prairie, WI & Madison, WI. You do not want to go in for a kiss only to see your partner recoil from the odor of bad breath. A common explanation for halitosis is gum disease, so schedule an appointment at the office of Drs. Chris and Dan Stevens to be ready for your next date.
How Does Gum Disease Cause Halitosis?
Gingivitis is the result of bacteria accumulating excessively around the teeth and in the gums. These bacteria produce a foul-smelling odor, which is referred to as halitosis. Another contributor is the buildup of plaque and tartar. Plaque consists of dead tissue and food particles stuck between the teeth. Failing to floss and brush regularly leads to plaque development. You can also use a specialized antimicrobial mouthwash to further destroy bacteria.
How Can Periodontal Disease Be Treated?
Dentists have a number of ways of eliminating gingivitis. With modern technological advancements, our office now offers laser dentistry to get rid of harmful bacteria hidden within gum tissue. There are several other benefits to this procedure, which make it worth pursuing.
There is much less pain, bleeding and swelling associated with laser dentistry when compared to other gingivitis treatment methods. This also results in a quicker recovery time following the treatment.
Another advantage is the dentist has much greater precision and accuracy when using lasers compared to scalpels. There may even be cases when the dentist does not need to apply any general anesthesia beforehand, which is often a necessity with most dental surgeries.
Before Valentine’s Day comes around, schedule an appointment with Drs. Chris or Dan Stevens at (608) 318-4012 or online to make certain your breath is fresh and you are free of chronic halitosis. We will be able to improve your teeth and gums so that when you go in for the big kiss, you can go in with confidence. Call today!