Halitosis – Chronic Bad Breath

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Halitosis is a condition created by the persistent presence of bacteria on the tongue and teeth.  Halitosis, referred to as persistent bad breath, can be a devastating condition if not treated by a dental professional.

Halitosis is caused by Infection

Most of the 75% of the population that suffer from periodontal disease will have halitosis.  Periodontal disease shows visible signs of infection with swollen gums, bleeding gums and loosening teeth.  Generally, the accompanying halitosis will dissipate after periodontal treatment.

There are, however, those who have no signs of periodontal disease and who practice good dental care habits yet still suffer from persistent bad breath.  Many are diligent about flossing and brushing only to have the persistence of halitosis part of their daily life.  The answer lies in oral infection; an invisible attack on the oral structure by naturally produced hydrogen sulfide (a rotten egg smell) and methyl mercaptan (akin to the smell of rotting cabbage).  When these two toxic compounds come together, they are known as Volatile Sulfur Compounds (VSC), indicating the presence of an oral infection thus producing halitosis.

Halitosis can compromise your sense of smell and taste and that may prevent you from realizing you have halitosis.  If you notice people moving away from you when you speak or others unwilling to socialize with you, consider the fact that halitosis may be the cause.

Your best prevention is a checkup with a clinical expert followed by treatment and dedicated follow up.

Halitosis treatment at Toms River Dental Care

We all know how offensive it can be to have to tolerate bad breath.  Consider how much worse it is for the person who suffers from halitosis.  Many sufferers of halitosis do not know what to do or where to turn for help.  If you are reading this and you suffer from halitosis, you should know that you can rid yourself of this devastating problem at Toms River Dental Care.

People suffering from halitosis have traveled from all over the country to visit Dr. Ron Rotem for treatment with the Oravital® System.

You can feel secure in knowing that top New Jersey dentist, Dr. Rotem, has been treating patients suffering from halitosis with care and comfort.  Dr. Rotem is extremely sensitive to the effects that halitosis can have on a person’s social and professional life.

If you are looking for the best possible treatment to rid yourself of halitosis with a caring and experienced professional, call Dr. Ron Rotem today!