Bad Breath Treatment in
Lincoln, Nebraska

Bad breath doesn’t have to be something you live with. Our effective halitosis treatments can help you overcome the problem so that you can smile proudly.

Bad Breath Dental Treatment in Lincoln, Nebraska

Millions of people experience halitosis, also known as chronic bad breath. Most people work hard to keep their breath smelling pleasant by brushing and flossing regularly. This cleans out unwanted matter and usually keeps the mouth smelling fresh. Bad breath can arise when oral bacteria is left trapped for an extended period of time. Luckily, there are ways to beat halitosis and eliminate bad breath once and for all.

The key to dealing with halitosis is to treat the root cause of the problem by removing the source of the odor. Mouth rinses, mints and gum are only short-term solutions, as they don’t eliminate the odor-causing bacteria. Instead, we must provide a thorough oral cleanse and reach the crevices not normally accessed when brushing and flossing. If the bacteria is trapped below the gum line, scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) might be needed. A tongue-scraping can also be helpful if that is the source of the smell. With proper care, a patient should enjoy pleasant breath until their next checkup.

What is halitosis?

Halitosis is another name for chronic bad breath. This common problem affects millions of people. We provide effective halitosis treatments to help patients eliminate their bad breath.

What causes halitosis?

The most common cause of halitosis is oral bacteria that has been lingering. If oral bacteria manages to reach a location where it cannot be normally accessed, it can manifest and begin to produce an offensive odor. Some locations for oral bacteria include on the tongue, between the teeth and below the gum line.

How do you treat halitosis?

The most effective way to treat halitosis is to eliminate the odor-causing bacteria. This is usually accomplished through a professional teeth cleaning. We may also need to provide scaling and root planing or another periodontal service if the bacteria is trapped below the gum line. The patient may also consider a tongue-scraping if that area is a major source of bacteria.

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Joseph Sweeney

I have always loved the care I received from Capital Dental. I attribute the the fact that I have a healthy and bright smile to the high level of care I've received over the years. I was greeted by an enthusiastic and positive staff when I got there and promptly got in at the scheduled time. Alyssa was fantastic as a dental tech and did a very professional job of explaining everything she was going to do as I was there for one of my twice annual check up and cleaning. I look forward to continuing my relationship with this office and I will highly recommend Capital Dental to family and friends.
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Rebecca Nelson

All the staff were kind and understanding. They made me feel comfortable. This was the first time the hygienist hasn’t hurt me with the scraping tool. The hygienist and doctor were thorough in their explanations and wanted to help me. All around a great experience.
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My experience as a new patient is the best that I have had in years. I appreciate the thoroughness and detail provided in the exam and cleaning. Dr. Killeen and staff take an interest in patient comfort and overall satisfaction with your dental care.
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