Halitosis Treatment

Halitosis refers to the unpleasant odor that occurs when bacteria becomes trapped inside one’s mouth for an extended period of time. Chronic bad breath is an extremely common problem that many people struggle with. When halitosis occurs, it can cause social repercussions and a loss of confidence. This is why our practice provides specialized treatment for halitosis that can help a patient correct these issues once and for all.

In most cases, halitosis is caused by bacteria on the tongue, between the teeth and below the gum line. When bacteria manifests inside the mouth over many days, it can create unpleasant odors that are often very embarrassing to the individual. Some people may try to treat this problem on their own using gum, mints and mouth rinses. However, these solutions only work to mask the problem, and they do nothing to address the real cause. Our halitosis treatments not only eliminate the bad breath; they also help to prevent the issue from recurring.

Halitosis is most often cured with a thorough, professional cleaning of the mouth. We reach deep between the teeth and below the gum-line to remove any unwanted bacteria that is present. We can also scrape the tongue to eliminate odor-causing bacteria. Afterward, the patient should enjoy more pleasing breath and a sense of oral freshness that will last for many months to come.

Other cases of halitosis are the result of periodontitis, also known as gum disease. This disorder is the result of bacteria being trapped beneath the gum line. By removing this bacteria and smoothing out the root surfaces, bad breath is often cured. Fairfield Smiles offers a full range of treatment options for periodontitis that can be very effective in treating halitosis as well. Our experts can reach the odor-causing bacteria deep within the mouth and below the gum line to put a stop to the problem.

It is important to remember that most cases of halitosis can be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth twice per day, flossing daily, and receiving complete dental checkups at least twice per year. There are a small number of cases when bad breath is the result of something more serious, such as an internal issue. In these situations, we will refer the patient to a more appropriate specialist who can more effectively treat the problem.

Our halitosis treatments can help to put a stop to your bad breath and allow you to smile with confidence. A visit to our Fairfield Smiles is the first step to treating the problem. Please call us at 203-423-3833 to schedule an appointment.

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