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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t let bad breath get in the way of your life. The experts at Capital Dental can provide easy and effective halitosis treatment to help you overcome the problem. Please call us at (402) 420-0999 to schedule an appointment.