Halitosis/Breath Treatment – Mount Pleasant, SC

Bad Breath Is More Than Just a Lifestyle Problem!

 

More than 90 million people struggle with chronic bad breath. Typically, poor oral hygiene habits leave decaying food particles, other debris, and bacteria in the mouth. These conditions produce volatile sulfur compounds just like those found in rotten eggs, resulting in foul-smelling breath. Chewing gum, mints, and normal mouthwash will not cure halitosis, but at Smile Carolina Dental Group, we offer professional options for halitosis or bad breath in Mount Pleasant, SC. Learn more by giving our team a call!

Why Choose Smile Carolina Dental Group for Halitosis/Breath Treatment?

  • State-of-the-Art Dental Diagnostic Technology
  • Highly Experienced, Caring Dentists
  • Focused on Personalized Patient Education

Do I Have Halitosis?

Bad breath is also one of the main symptoms of a serious underlying condition: gum disease. Many patients who come to us for help with halitosis do not realize they have some form of gum disease. Although gum disease is terribly pervasive, it is also preventable. When you visit our dental office because of halitosis, we will carefully check for the warning signs of gum disease, which include:

  • Red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums.
  • Gums pulling away from teeth.
  • Loose or separating teeth.
  • Pus between the gums and teeth.
  • Bite changes.
  • A change in the fit of dentures.

If we find that you have gum disease, treating it may also cure your halitosis. Internal infections, diabetes, kidney failure, liver malfunction, and radiation treatment for cancer can also contribute to halitosis. Lifestyle conditions such as stress, dieting, snoring, advanced age, and hormonal changes may also stimulate bad breath.

What You Can Do About Halitosis

Regardless of the cause, bad breath is treatable even if it is not associated with gum disease. First, you need to institute consistent oral hygiene: regular professional cleanings, brushing twice each day, daily flossing, and tongue cleaning. Cleaning the tongue with a specially designed scraper will remove bacterial buildup 10 times more effectively than a toothbrush. If meticulous hygiene is insufficient for eliminating bad breath, invest in a professional breath kit such as the CloSYSII, which includes a specially formulated toothpaste, a chlorine-stabilized rinse that destroys those odorous sulfur compounds for up to five hours, and a tongue scraper. Most people notice an immediate improvement.