How to Get Rid of Halitosis and What Causes It?

Halitosis — more commonly known as chronic bad breath — can be an embarrassing and problematic condition to deal with. You’ve tried every mouth rinse known to man, but you still can’t seem to get rid of it…and you’re almost too shy to ask your dentist about what to do next, because of how sensitive of a topic it is.

Fortunately, our Manhattan dentists have proven and effective ways to get rid of halitosis at the very root of the cause.

Surgery for Bad Breath

To get rid of halitosis, it’s first necessary to eliminate the bacteria that are putting off the byproducts causing bad breath. Did you know that chronic breath malodor is likely due to an infection inside of your gums? No wonder the extra brushing hasn’t seemed to help.

If severe periodontal (gum) disease is to blame, your best treatment is likely a deep cleaning or other type of periodontal surgery. During these therapies, our periodontal specialists will clean deep below your gum tissues and along the roots of your affected teeth. Once those surfaces and gum pockets are decontaminated, it’s possible to begin the healing process. As a result, you get to enjoy fresher breath!

Get Rid of Halitosissssss

We know bad breath is a social barrier, but it could be your body’s way of telling you that something else is wrong. Untreated gum disease, which creates an especially unique smell, is also linked with health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and infertility (just to name a few.)

Cleaning your tongue and changing your toothpaste can only do so much when it comes to fixing bad breath. If you’re plagued by the stigma that halitosis brings along with it, call our gum health experts in Manhattan, Long Island, and New Jersey to schedule a private consultation.