What is Halitosis Treatment?
Halitosis is the medical term for chronic bad breath. Halitosis can affect anyone of any age and often has an underlying cause. In most cases, halitosis is caused by improper brushing and flossing techniques or hardened plaque and tartar that have been allowed to buildup on the teeth. Decayed teeth and gum disease can cause bad breath as well, so effective treatment can help to get rid of your embarrassment.
Why would you need Halitosis Treatment?
Halitosis can be an embarrassing situation, but it is completely curable and even preventable. Oftentimes, halitosis is corrected when proper oral care and hygiene are maintained. This means that it’s important to come in for regular cleanings, keep up with periodontal treatment and brush your teeth effectively at home. Some of the reasons you may have halitosis include:
• You need a professional dental cleaning
• You need to improve your at-home hygiene habits
• You have periodontal disease
• You need to start using a tongue scraper
• You have decayed teeth
• You are malnourished or vitamin deficient..
What makes you a good candidate for Halitosis Treatment?
If you’re embarrassed by your breath or feel like you have halitosis, it’s important to begin treatment as soon as possible. Rarely does halitosis signal a health problem, rather it is often due to dental-related issues that can be corrected. Most often, a dental cleaning can begin to help alleviate halitosis so that you have fresher, cleaner breath. Halitosis can affect people of all ages, so it’s a common and curable problem.
What can you expect during Halitosis Treatment?
You will first come in and have an exam done by our doctor. We can help to find issues relating to decay and other problems. Our hygienist will perform a cleaning to remove hardened plaque and tartar as well as stains. The hygienist will check your gums to look for signs of gingivitis and gum disease. You will be given helpful tips on how to properly brush and floss at home. We may recommend that you begin using a tongue scraper at home if you continue to have problems with halitosis. Routine dental checkups can help prevent and put a stop to bad breath.
If you suffer from chronic bad breath, call our office today and we can get you in for a consultation appointment.