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Combat Halitosis with Advanced Dental Care

at Sarasota Dental Arts in Gulf Gate Estates

At Sarasota Dental Arts, serving Sarasota, Gulf Gate Estates, and Siesta Key, we recognize that halitosis, or chronic bad breath, can be more than an embarrassing condition—it can indicate underlying health issues.

Our comprehensive approach to treating halitosis aims to freshen your breath and address the root causes to ensure long-lasting results.


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Understanding the Impact of Halitosis

Common Causes: Halitosis can arise from various sources, including dental issues like gum disease, decay, poor oral hygiene, and medical conditions such as sinus infections or diabetes.

Targeted Solutions: We offer personalized treatment plans based on thorough dental examinations and diagnostics to identify and treat the underlying causes of bad breath.

Our solutions may include professional cleanings, periodontal therapy, restorative dental work, and recommendations for home care routines.

Positive Outcomes: Patients who receive our halitosis treatment often report an improvement in breath freshness, enhanced self-confidence, and overall oral health.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some FAQs to help you understand what to expect regarding halitosis and bad breath at Sarasota Dental Arts.

What causes halitosis?

Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, can be caused by various factors including poor oral hygiene, gum disease, dry mouth, tobacco products, certain foods, and medical conditions.

How do you diagnose halitosis?
We use a combination of patient history, oral examinations, and sometimes specialized tests to diagnose the cause of halitosis. Identifying the root cause is crucial for effective treatment.”
Is halitosis treatable?

Yes, halitosis is treatable. The specific treatment will depend on the underlying cause but can include professional dental cleanings, adjustments to your oral care routine, and sometimes medical intervention for non-dental causes.

Can gum disease cause bad breath?
Yes, gum disease is a common cause of bad breath. The bacteria that cause gum disease produce odors, especially if the disease is untreated.
What can I do at home to prevent bad breath?

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential. Brush twice a day, floss daily, use mouthwash, stay hydrated, and clean your tongue regularly.

How often should I visit the dentist if I have halitosis?
If you’re dealing with halitosis, it’s important to visit the dentist regularly—every 3 to 6 months, depending on your specific condition and the dentist’s recommendation.
What treatments are available for halitosis?
Treatments may include professional dental cleanings, periodontal therapy if gum disease is present, restorative dental treatments, and advice on dietary changes and oral hygiene practices.
Will changing my diet help with bad breath?
Yes, avoiding strong-smelling foods like onions and garlic, reducing coffee and alcohol intake, and not using tobacco products can all help reduce bad breath.
Can dry mouth cause bad breath?
Yes, dry mouth can significantly contribute to bad breath because saliva helps wash away food particles and bacteria, the primary causes of bad breath.
What should I bring to my halitosis consultation?

It’s helpful to bring a list of any medications you take, as some can contribute to dry mouth, a log of your diet, and oral hygiene habits, and any specific concerns or symptoms you have noticed.

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