Halitosis Treatment

Halitosis Treatment in St. Johns, FL

It’s no wonder shelves are flooded with mints, mouthwashes, and other products designed to fight bad breath. Sometimes, these classic bad breath remedies simply don’t work, which is when professional halitosis treatment is needed.

When bad breath doesn’t go away, Dr. Neal Patel and Dr. Alesia Apana compassionately understand that this can be an embarrassing, frustrating, and even anxiety-inducing misfortune. Don’t tackle bad breath alone. Consult with the Vitalize Dental team about effective, patient-centric halitosis treatment.

How It Works

Those that struggle with chronic bad breath can schedule the finest halitosis treatment with Dr. Patel and Dr. Apana. At Vitalize Dental, our dentists will closely look at the health of your gums, teeth, and overall wellness.

Based on your needs, they might suggest basic dental cleaning or deep dental cleaning to successfully remove odor-causing bacteria from the gumline:   

 Dental cleaning: For most, we suggest dental cleanings every six months to help control bacterial overgrowth that can lead to foul breath.   

Deep dental cleaning: Sometimes called “scaling and root planing,” our dentist uses deep dental cleaning techniques to control the overgrowth in bacteria along the gum line.

Additionally, Dr. Patel and Dr. Apana might prescribe an antimicrobial mouthwash or antibiotics to continue to tackle the accumulation of odor-causing bacteria at home.

When to Call the Dentist

What is halitosis? Halitosis is a general dentistry expression used to describe bad breath derived from the Latin root word “halitus,” which means “breath,” and the Greek suffix “-osis” which roughly translates to “disease.” While it’s normal to get bad breath from time to time, pervasive bad breath that refuses to go away is a red flag in wellness and potentially to others around you What causes bad breath? Typically, chronic foul-smelling breath is often a sign of an underlying issue. Some common causes of bad breath include:
  • Diet
  • Dry mouth
  • Periodontal disease
  • Oral cancer
  • Tonsil stones
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Diabetes
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • GERD
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Freshen Breath with Halitosis Treatment in St. Johns, FL

Bad breath can be an embarrassing symptom of a more serious underlying issue. Dr. Patel and Dr. Apana address bad breath through high-quality, tailored halitosis treatment. Learn more about halitosis treatment in St. Johns, FL, by calling (904) 770-5713 or messaging us online.