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Bad Breath Therapy (Halitosis) – Cocoa, FL*

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Overview

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is typically caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth. When either of these are not removed from the teeth, the sugars from foods and beverages create acid, which causes the odor. If not treated, plaque and tartar buildup can also cause gingivitis or more advanced phases of gum disease. There are numerous different treatment therapies offered at Advanced Dental Care that could combat halitosis and help to restore and enhance overall oral health. It is necessary to go to Dieter Burr, D.M.D. in Cocoa, FL for a dental examination if you notice excessive bad breath, as it can be a sign of a more serious health condition.

Ideal Candidates

Even though the odor of your breath might be the first symptom of halitosis, there are a few other common symptoms that may help to distinguish if there is a problem that needs to be treated. Most patients who deal with halitosis will also notice a bad taste in their mouth that persists even with regular teeth brushing and mouthwash use. Also, patients who wear dentures but do not clean them regularly can also show signs of halitosis. In addition, there are lots of health conditions that can cause bad breath including kidney disease, a sinus infection, chronic bronchitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Patients experiencing bad breath should schedule an appointment to ensure there is no serious underlying condition, as well as to determine whether or not they may be good candidates for bad breath therapy.

What to Expect

A consultation for bad breath therapy will begin with a thorough examination by Dr. Burr to assess your teeth and gums for possible causes of your halitosis. Dr. Burr will then determine which treatment might be ideal for you. Most often, the first course of action will be for you to be given a dental cleaning to remove any buildup of tartar or plaque. If this does not cure the halitosis an additional appointment for further treatments or procedures might be necessary.

Follow-Up

It is very important for you to continue an acceptable oral hygiene routine at-home after receiving any treatments. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use. Dr. Burr could also recommend special products to use that could supply a more thorough cleaning of your teeth and mouth. If symptoms persist after treatment, there could be a more significant issue occurring and you may have to seek out care from your primary physician.

Insurance Coverage

Our financial team will make contact with your insurance provider to determine what will be covered and what will be paid out-of-pocket. The severity of your oral health and the magnitude of the necessary treatment could also influence costs. We also offer other financing options and payment plans for those who are paying without insurance coverage. 

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Freshen Your Breath

Bad breath can be embarrassing and make you feel self-conscious. In addition, it can be an indicator of a more serious medical condition. However, Dr. Burr can help to recognize and treat your halitosis to reduce bad breath and restore your healthy smile. Contact Advanced Dental Care in Cocoa, FL to schedule your consultation.

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