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Bad Breath And Halitosis

Why Do I Have Bad Breath?

There’s nothing more repellent in social interactions than bad breath. Bad breath, or halitosis, is as common as it is embarrassing. Ask yourself, and answer honestly–Do I have bad breath?

Halitosis can be caused by a variety of factors, including eating odorous foods, tooth decay, indigestion, and smoking. The number one cause of bad breath, however, is periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease and Halitosis

Periodontal disease can cause serious complications like tooth loss and jawbone deterioration, but one of the earliest symptoms is bad breath. Unhealthy gums provide the perfect environment for malodorous bacteria to reproduce and multiply. The bacteria eats away at your healthy gums, creating an unpleasant smell that is noticeable not only to yourself, but to everyone around you.

If you notice a persistent bad taste in your mouth, or if you notice people shying away from you when you speak with them, you may be suffering from gum disease.

How Do Bad Gums Cause Bad Breath?

Gum disease is caused by the buildup of oral plaque and tartar. Plaque and tartar are terms used to describe residual food particles and dead tissue that build up between the teeth and gums. If teeth are not brushed and flossed attentively, plaque becomes a medium for bacteria that causes bad breath, gum bleeding, and tooth loss.

Halitosis is a sign that more destructive symptoms are on their way. If you think you may have persistent bad breath, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

Fight Bad Breath by Treating Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is usually treated by in-office dental treatments like scaling and root planing or surgery. You may be anxious about your treatment for bad breath due to:

  • Fear of surgery
  • Embarrassment about bad breath or bleeding gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Fear that the procedure will be painful

Dr. Arabatyan provides an innovative treatment that will alleviate all of your concerns: Perio Protect™ Trays.

The Comfortable and Convenient Solution for Bad Breath: Perio Protect™ Trays

For most patients who opt for the Perio Protect method, treatment only requires a few minutes of treatment each day. Patients describe the tray as comfortable, non-invasive, and effective.

Perio Protect treatment means:

  • No scraping or deep cleaning treatments
  • No expensive or painful surgeries
  • No lengthy appointments in the dental chair
  • No shots
  • Painless treatments that yield lasting results

The Perio Protect system is easy to use and has been proven to kill harmful bacteria within 72 hours. Within a few days of using the medication, you will see your symptoms disappear, and you can begin enjoying the confidence of fresh breath and a beautiful smile!

Dr. Arabatyan is proud to provide Perio Protect Trays which help different oral conditions such as gingivitis, periodontitis, caries, and bad breath. Our office full of caring professionals who will never make you feel judged or uncomfortable. We can help you overcome bad breath with ease–just give us a call today!