Halitosis (Bad Breath) Treatment

Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, can be caused by various factors including dental issues, such as gum disease; medical conditions; and even certain lifestyle habits. Our approach to treatment for halitosis involves identifying the root cause of bad breath to provide the most effective and lasting solutions.

Comprehensive Treatment for Bad Breath

At Revive Dental, we offer comprehensive diagnostics and treatments designed to target and eliminate chronic bad breath. Here’s how we can help:

  • Detailed Oral Examination: We start by thoroughly examining your teeth, gums, and mouth to detect any signs of conditions that could contribute to halitosis.
  • Professional Cleaning: Regular professional cleanings can remove plaque buildup, tartar, and hidden food particles that are common sources of bad breath.
  • Personalized Oral Hygiene Plan: Our experts will guide you through the best oral hygiene practices to keep your breath fresh every day.
  • Treatment of Underlying Causes: If your bad breath is linked to gum disease or other dental conditions, we will address these with targeted treatments.

Advanced Techniques in Halitosis Management

To ensure the best outcomes, we employ advanced techniques and treatments, including:

  • Saliva Tests: To determine if decreased saliva flow contributes to your bad breath, impacting the natural ability to cleanse the mouth.
  • Bacterial Testing: We conduct tests to identify specific bacteria that may be causing bad breath.
  • Dietary Advice: We provide guidance on foods that may contribute to bad breath and recommendations for alternatives that can help improve breath quality.
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  • What causes bad breath?

    Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and can be made worse by certain foods. If particles of food are left in the mouth, their decomposition releases sulfur compounds which cause bad breath. If regular brushing, flossing, and hydration don’t solve it, the best solution is to see your dentist for a deep cleaning.

  • What is the best chewing gum for bad breath?

    Chewing gum can help alleviate bad breath until you have the chance to see your dentist for a thorough cleaning. The best kind of chewing gum is sugar-free, sweetened with alternatives like xylitol to prevent tooth decay.

    In addition to masking bad breath, chewing sugar-free gum also helps protect your teeth and gums between meals. Your teeth are most vulnerable to acid immediately after meals, and chewing gum can help mitigate the damage. It stimulates the production of saliva, which is the mouth’s natural defense against acid.

  • Does smoking cause bad breath?

    Many smokers experience bad breath, with heavy smokers being more affected, but occasional smokers also suffer from it. Studies suggest that smokers are less likely than non-smokers to notice that they have bad breath. Smoking and vaping cause dry mouth and create a film on the teeth that bacteria can cling to. This film becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Dry mouth is significantly correlated with smoking and vaping and is a leading cause of halitosis. Dry mouth not only affects breath but also contributes to gingivitis, making regular dental checkups even more important for smokers and other tobacco users.

Schedule Your Consultation for Halitosis Treatment

Don’t let halitosis control your life. Whether you are dealing with chronic bad breath or seeking preventive care, our team at Revive Dental is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to fresher breath and a healthier smile.

Revive Dental

11411 Business Park Circle
Unit #1000
Firestone, CO 80504
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Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM





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