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.
"Wonderful office. Dr Burr has been excellent from day one. Makes going to the dentist far less agonizing than it used to be."- D.G. / Google / Sep 01, 2017
"Dr. Burr's office and staff are wonderful. Like most people, I have a great deal of anxiety when it comes to dentists and when I expressed this to Dr Burr. The day of my appointment, he and his staff made me extremely comfortable and my procedure was done within a half hour. I am recommending ever one that I know to Dr Burr."- R.G. / Google / May 16, 2019
"I seen Dr Burr for what I thought might be a root canal. Turns out it was just a cracked molar and needed a crown. It was an easy fix! Dr Burr and his staff were amazing! They made sure that I was comfortable for the procedure. It only took 2 hours and my crown that was ordered came in, right on time. It fit perfectly and didnt need any adjustment. A great first time visit and experience. We will definitely be calling Dr Burr our family dentist."- R.K. / Google / May 02, 2019
"I’ve been coming here for years and years and even after missing a period of time the staff still remembers me, my family and my case and makes going to the dentist actually enjoyable! I can’t rave enough about the care I receive here! I drive 2 hours from out of town just to come here for the quality care!"- S.K. / Facebook / Mar 25, 2019
"I am very afraid of a dentist, I’m at 50. The Doctor explains everything as he does it. Nice people in office. So far so Great. I have had 1 back tooth pulled. And cleaning. Working on a Crown soon."- L.C. / Google / Aug 26, 2018
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.
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
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.