Chronic halitosis is a common problem for more than 50 million people in the United States. Some people find that over the counter treatments such as mouthwash and breath mints are enough to mask the problem. But for those people who want to cure the cause of their halitosis, these remedies are not enough.
Most people with chronic halitosis suffer from excessive build up of a bacteria on the back of the tongue called volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) that are produced from the breakdown of proteins in the mouth. VSCs are one of the leading halitosis causes and are more than likely responsible for the offensive breath odors that go along with halitosis.
Red Oak Family Dentistry offers professional halitosis diagnosis and treatment as part of our dental care services to our patients. We use the latest technology of dental equipment that can detect VSC level in the breath of our patients. Once you are diagnosed with halitosis, we will work with you to create an individualized plan of treatment that will make your bad breath a thing of the past!
Treatment for Bad Breath
The most common treatments for bad breath are tooth brushes, mouthwash and tongue scraping. Although these are helpful in masking the smell of bad breath, they do not cure the problem and are a short term solution to a long term problem.
Once it is determined that your bad bread is a result of halitosis and not a more serious medical condition, Red Oak Family Dentistry can offer you a system of professional dental products that combine powerful ingredients to kill the offensive VSC bacteria and make your breath fresh again. These dental products, along with routine dental visits to our office, are the most effective chronic halitosis treatment available. Contact our office today for an appointment so you don’t have to suffer with bad breath anymore!