Halitosis (Bad Breath) Treatment
You don’t have to live with chronic bad breath – a medical condition known as halitosis. There are ways to prevent it and eliminate bad breath once and for all.
Bad Breath/Halitosis Treatment
Millions of people – an estimated 1 in 4 people globally – suffer from chronic bad breath/halitosis. It can cause embarrassment and anxiety, but it’s relatively easy to remedy.
Halitosis is caused by oral bacteria trapped in your mouth for an extended time. The key to dealing with it is treating the root of the problem – removing the source of the odor. Most over-the-counter remedies such as mouthwash, mints and gum only mask the problem.
At Sarasota Dental Arts, we treat halitosis with a professional cleaning and oral cleanse to reach crevices not normally accessed through regular brushing and flossing. Occasionally, a deep cleaning, consisting of scaling and root planing, is needed to remove bacteria trapped below the gum line. We also can perform tongue scraping, if the tongue is the source of the smell.
If you have more questions about halitosis/bad breath treatment, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.