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Bad Breath Treatment

Effective Treatment for Halitosis

Research has shown that over 90 million people struggle with chronic bad breath. This condition, known as halitosis, can have a range of causes, but the most common is poor oral hygiene. Failing to brush and floss will leave decaying food particles or bacteria in the mouth, resulting in the unpleasant sulfur compounds that define bad breath.

Frequent bad breath isn’t just a sign of poor oral hygiene, though. It’s also a symptom of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. This very serious condition affects a majority of the U.S. adult population and can make patients susceptible to a range of issues. But there’s good news for patients who struggle with halitosis—it’s treatable!

How Is Bad Breath Treated?

If you’re one of those 90 million people, we can provide treatment that will kill the bacteria in your mouth and give you renewed confidence. Our treatment plan begins with a thorough exam to identify any underlying dental problems. We’ll also suggest an oral health care plan that includes regular cleanings, brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and tongue cleaning. Some patients may benefit from professional breath treatment products as well. Most people notice an immediate improvement!

Call Washington Dental Associates or Smile More Dentistry if you struggle with halitosis. Our office is happy to offer treatment for this troubling condition to patients from Bergenfield, Tappan, Dumont, New Milford, Teaneck, Cresskill, and Tenafly.