Occasional bad breath is a normal occurrence. Most people notice their breath taking on an unpleasant smell after eating pungent foods or before brushing their teeth in the morning. However, if your bad breath lasts all day and doesn’t seem to go away even after brushing, you may have halitosis.
Halitosis (the scientific term for bad breath) has many causes. It can be the symptom of bacteria build-up, gum disease, dry mouth, a sinus infection and other medical conditions. The key to curing bad breath is to root out the source of it. Once we know what’s causing your bad breath, we can begin to solve it.
How is Halitosis Treated?
The key to combatting halitosis is a targeted combination of professional care and self-care.
Our professional care system is a four-step process:
- Evaluation: When you step into our office, we begin with a thorough examination and lifestyle questionnaire to pinpoint the cause of your halitosis.
- Diagnosis: Once we’ve determined the source of your halitosis, we create a personalized action plan.
- Treatment: Your specific treatment will depend on your diagnosis and the root of your halitosis. Our most common treatment is a complete oral debridement – an extensive cleaning of the tongue, gums and teeth.
- Follow-Up: During and after your treatment, we give you concrete steps for self-care to boost the results of your treatment. We regularly check in with you on the status of your halitosis to ensure that the treatment is effective.
We show you easy-to-manage techniques for banishing bad breath at home. Effective brushing and flossing techniques, oral rinses and tongue scraping are all important tools against halitosis.
Call us at 952-926-3858 to get started today!