Bad Breath Treatment & Halitosis Solutions by Our Dentists in Boston
Bad Breath Treatment
For most people, bad breath only happens after eating garlic or an onion-rich meal, or only in the mornings when they wake up. Unfortunately for others, bad breath is a persistent problem that no amount of brushing or flossing seems to resolve. In such cases, only a dentist can offer bad breath treatment effectively over the long term.
Read on to learn which bad breath treatment options are available for you.
What Exactly Is Bad Breath?
Bad breath, also called halitosis, is a symptom of oral health problems. It is a bad odor coming from the mouth that most people consider socially unacceptable. Most people don't realize they have bad breath until a friend, relative, or coworker points it out, which is never a good experience. Bad breath can negatively impact your quality of life and relationships.
Why Do I Need Bad Breath Treatment?
Our dentists may recommend bad breath treatment if you:
- have periodontal (gum) disease
- wear dentures
- use tobacco products
- have dry mouth
- use certain medications that cause bad breath as a side effect.
How Is Bad Breath Treated?
To effectively diagnose and treat bad breath, our dentist begins with a comprehensive oral examination to assess the causes of halitosis. This process may include evaluating the scent from various oral devices and checking for any dental issues that could contribute to bad breath. With the use of specialized tools, our dentist measures the levels of compounds responsible for halitosis, ensuring an accurate diagnosis and the implementation of effective halitosis treatment strategies. This thorough approach helps in identifying the most suitable remedy for each individual case.
Bad breath treatments include:
- Teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar
- Antimicrobial mouthwash
- Dental extractions
- Denture replacements
Saliva stimulating medications for dry mouth
Get Rid of Bad Breath Today
The only way to properly diagnose and treat bad breath is through a qualified dentist. Schedule your consultation with Arch Street Dental for a complete oral exam and bad breath treatment today.