Halitosis Treatment on the Upper West Side, NYC
Our dental specialists can diagnose and treat bad breath at its source.
Every person has dealt with bad breath at some point in their life, but individuals with halitosis experience this foul smelling odor much more frequently than most. Halitosis is the clinical term for bad breath, and is a condition that is difficult to treat using common aids like mouthwash or breath mints. The dental specialists at Manhattan Dental Arts are highly trained in diagnosing and treating common causes of bad breath. Call (212) 247-2330 to schedule an appointment at our office today.
Underlying Health Problems
Halitosis is often the result of other problems within the body, including:
- Recurring mouth, nose, and throat infections
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Consuming large quantities of sugary foods and beverages
- Gastric reflux
- Liver or kidney disease
- Dry mouth
Poor dental hygiene practices can also lead to issues with bad breath, as halitosis is a common sign of tooth decay as well as gum disease.
How to Manage Your Symptoms at Home
It is always advised for individuals to avoid known harmful substances such as tobacco and tobacco products. This will not only reduce your chances of having chronic bad breath, but can also drastically lower your risk of encountering many more serious health conditions such as cancer.
Be sure to follow a regular routine each day to keep your teeth and mouth at optimal health. This includes:
- Brushing twice a day
- Using a fluoride toothpaste
- Floss twice a day
- Clean braces and retainers as instructed by your dental specialist
- Thoroughly brush and soak dentures overnight in a disinfecting solution
If none of these healthy habits seem to have any effect on improving your symptoms of halitosis, and all related health concerns have been properly addressed and maintained, then it may be time to visit Manhattan Dental Arts for a consultation with one of our providers.
Halitosis Treatment in Upper West Side Manhattan
First, your dentist will work to identify the root cause of a patient’s bad breath. The best solution is to first resolve any underlying issues, which should in turn lead to the resolution of any frustrating symptoms linked to the original problem. This diagnostic process typically includes a thorough dental evaluation, and may also necessitate imaging tests of the teeth to look for cavities or other issues beneath the enamel.
Each patient is different, and so there is no one-size-fits-all answer to anyone’s bad breath concerns. The only way to receive appropriate treatment for your unique case is to consult with your dentist about the potential causes, and then explore effective treatment options that they feel will work best for you. Call Manhattan Dental Arts at (212) 247-2330 today to schedule a visit to our local office, or submit a request online using our secure form.
Schedule Your Appointment with Manhattan Dental Arts in Lincoln Center
Looking to schedule your visit on the Upper West Side? Call Manhattan Dental Arts at (212) 247-2330 to schedule your appointment today