Also known as chronic bad breath, halitosis is a troubling condition that affects millions of people. In most cases, the problem is caused by bacteria that have been trapped in the mouth for a long period of time, often on the tongue, between the teeth and below the gums; however, there are also a small number of cases in which halitosis is the result of something more serious.
When dealing with halitosis, a person may decide to treat the issue on their own by using gum, mints or mouth rinses. Unfortunately, these remedies do nothing to actually solve the issue itself, and they are only designed to mask the problem. At Aqua Dental Loft, we will work to not only determine the true cause of your halitosis, but we will also help you put a stop to the problem once and for all.
Many cases of halitosis can be cured by simply conducting a deep cleaning of the entire mouth. This can be done with a professional teeth cleaning. Our experts have also found that tongue scraping can be effective in beating halitosis, especially when the tongue is the direct source of the bacteria.
Other times, halitosis is an underlying condition of periodontitis, also known as gum disease. Aqua Dental Loft offers a full lineup of periodontal services that are extremely effective against both periodontitis and halitosis. Patients who are suffering from gum disease are strongly encouraged to seek treatment for the condition as soon as possible, due to the fact that gum disease can quickly lead to other problems if left untreated.
The best way to prevent halitosis from occurring in the first place is to maintain proper oral hygiene practices at all times. By preventing a buildup of plaque and keeping the mouth free of odor-causing bacteria, you can go a long way towards preventing halitosis. Our experts generally review proper brushing and flossing practices with any patient who is suffering from halitosis.
There are also rare cases in which halitosis is the result of a more serious medical problem. If this is indeed the case, we will direct the patient to an appropriate specialist who can better deal with the problem. If you are suffering from chronic halitosis and you want to completely put a stop to the problem, please call us at (561) 264-2264 to schedule an appointment.