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Halitosis Treatment

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GOOD BREATH IS
JUST A TREATMENT AWAY

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Bad Breath can make social
gatherings a challenge

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There is No Reason
to Live with Halitosis

BAD BREATH = HALITOSIS

Your life can be terribly affected when you suffer from chronic halitosis. No matter your perfect oral hygiene, you remain frustrated. No dentist nor gastroenterologist seems to have the solution. As it generates severe rejection from all the people that your surrounded by; you owe it to yourself. Treat your chronic halitosis once and for all and regain the self-confidence you lost.

Failed Remedies

Many people suffering from halitosis attempt to solve the problem on their own by using, gum, mints or mouth rinses. Unfortunately, these remedies do nothing more than cover up the problem, doing absolutely nothing to address the root cause. Our experts work to not only eliminate halitosis but also to prevent the issue from reoccurring by addressing whatever caused the problem in the first place.

Treating Halitosis

Our professional teeth cleaning treatments are designed to remove odor-causing bacteria from a person’s mouth, leaving the patient with a sense of oral freshness for many months to come. Tongue scraping can also be helpful, especially when the tongue is the direct source of the bacteria.

BAD BREATH DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT 

Our team of interdisciplinary doctors are dedicated to the treatment of chronic halitosis.


There are 72 known causes that may originate eighther intra-orally or extra-orally .

As a first step we diagnose the cause running a battery of tests; such as:
  • Microscope in-vitro tests , to determine the extra amount of anaerobic bacteria that we after kill with pure  liquid OZONE , this treatment is the most common one and it is known as OZONE-THERAPY, with this procedure we re-balance the oral bacterial flora and measure again until we obtain the perfect amount of bacteria. These bacteria are very helpful to us since they digest proteins converting them into amino acids, this is why we can't kill all of them.

  • We also search for mycosis (fungus) , if there is overpopulation  we use antimycotics or anti fungal medication in situ as well as prescribed .

  • With the microscope we also search for parasites to the follow a anti-parasite program if found, as well as viral infections such as herpes simplex.
  • Halimeter test & scoring = To measure the smelly gases released by anaerobic bacteria named volatile sulfur compounds. These bacteria usually live over the top surface of the tongue and below a white coating of tartar.
  • Salivary cultures =   We determine quantity and quality ( ph) of saliva and use  salivary stimulators if needed, to increment the amount of saliva , since a chronic dry mouth can cause severe halitosis.
  • We monitor the arterial oxygen saturation = to determine the levels of oxygen in the body predicting another cause of overpopulation of anaerobic bacteria in the oral cavity.

Most Frequent Cause Of Chronic Halitosis

If the cause of chronic halitosis is the most frequent one, which is high levels of ANAEROBES  living over the dorsum of the tongue , we implement a treatment protocol relying on ozonated deep cleaning of the tongue, sulcus , gums and teeth , as mentioned above named ozone-therapy as well as at-home use of proprietary special formulated and ozone empowered line of products. 

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION IS AFFECTED BY CHRONIC HALITOSIS

In the US , 80 million people suffer from chronic halitosis. That is 25% of the population.

Halitosis is the third most frequent reason people seek dental care after tooth decay and gum disease.

It is perceived as a social taboo that can sometimes trigger social anxiety and depression.

OTHER IMPORTANT CAUSES OF INTRA-ORAL HALITOSIS

Periodontal (gum) disease often causes severe bad breath , it is caused by plaque , a film of bacteria that bonds to your teeth.

Dry Mouth or xerostomia takes the third place , due to decreased salivary flow it can be caused by medication as a side effect such as anti-depressants and over 400 medications.

Other non-prevalent causes are faulty dental work, food impactation areas, abscesses, unclean dentures, hpv.

EXTRA-ORAL CAUSES OF HALITOSIS

Bad breath may also be a sign that you have a serious health problem such as tonsilloliths, respiratory tract infection ,chronic sinusitis , post- nasal drip , bronchitis , diabetes, kidney or liver failure ( fetor hepaticus) , rheumatic fever, lung abscess,blood dycrasias, cirrosis, uremia, HAND-SHULLER -CHRISTIAN disease, scurvy,Wegner's granulomatosis, diphtheria , syphilis , Zenkers Syndrome, disorders of nasal cavity, throat infection , trimethylaminuria ,lung infection, gastroesophageal reflux.

Bad breath can also be caused by medication you are taking such as anti-depressants and over 400 medications cause dry mouth and halitosis.

TONGUE SCRAPERS

Everyone should have a tongue scraper even without halitosis, since the tongue is the most dirty organ in the entire body. It removes food and also the white coating that triggers halitosis bacteria.

A toothbrush should never be used in place of a tongue scraper because then the bacteria caught over the tongue will be disseminated into the gingival crevices ( gums) and teeth , plus it stimulates the overgrowth of the taste buds making the tongue even more retentive for the white coating to bond.

We are a interdisciplinary team that studies your case under the microscope. We diagnose- treat severe chronic halitosis. Please call us at (786) 565-0085 to schedule an appointment.

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