Halitosis, also known as chronic bad breath, can be an embarrassing problem. At Regency Family Dental, we offer solutions for patients suffering from halitosis.
Halitosis is usually caused by trapped bacteria between the teeth, on the tongue or below the gum line. Patients often use gum, mints or other remedies to try to solve the problem. Unfortunately, those only provide a quick fix and do not address the root of the problem. Our treatments can help you find a permanent and effective solution that can also lead to a healthy and beautiful smile.
One of the primary treatments is a professional teeth cleaning to remove trapped bacteria. If the problem persists, the doctor may recommend a tongue scraping since the tongue is one of the places for bacteria to inhabit. Sometimes, halitosis can be a sign of gum disease. If this is the case, we offer periodontal services that can help with this issue.
Prevention is critical, and the best way to prevent halitosis is with excellent oral care practices. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting us for a checkup twice a year is recommended.
If you suffer from halitosis, then our professional treatments may help you. If you would like to learn more about the services at Regency Family Dental, you can contact us at (203) 323-1186 to schedule your appointment!