Bad Breath And Halitosis

Why Do I Have Bad Breath?

Bad breath can be embarrassing in social situations. Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, is as common as it is awkward. Halitosis can be caused by several different factors, including eating certain foods, tooth decay, digestive issues, and smoking. However, the number-one cause of bad breath is periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease and Halitosis

Although periodontal disease can cause serious complications like permanent tooth loss and jawbone deterioration, one of the earliest symptoms is bad breath. As plaque and tartar remain on your teeth, bacteria flourish in that environment.

The unchecked growth of bacteria starts to destroy healthy gum tissue, leading to bad breath as well as a number of other distressing symptoms.

If you notice a persistent bad taste in your mouth, you may have gum disease. Fortunately, gum disease is easily treatable. We can help get rid of your halitosis for good.

How Do Bad Gums Cause Bad Breath?

Gum disease is caused by bacterial buildup in plaque and tartar deposits on teeth. Plaque is a film that sticks on teeth throughout the day as you eat and drink. Tartar is the hardened plaque that has not been properly brushed away.

When a patient neglects good brushing and flossing habits, plaque and tartar build and becomes a medium for bacteria, which can cause bad breath, bleeding gums, and tooth loss.

Fight Bad Breath by Treating Gum Disease

Treatments for periodontal disease range from in-office dental treatments like scaling and root planing to surgical procedures that may have to be completed by a specialist. If you have dental anxiety, we have a solution that doesn’t involve surgery and will make your sensitive teeth happy.

Dr. Arabatyan provides Perio Protect™ trays, a convenient at-home treatment for halitosis and periodontitis.

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

The Perio Protect method treatment requires just a few minutes of treatment each day for most patients. Our patients describe the tray as comfortable and effective.

Perio Protect treatment means:

  • No uncomfortable scraping or deep cleaning treatments.
  • No expensive, painful, or unnecessary surgeries.
  • No lengthy visits that keep you in the dental chair.
  • No shots or anesthesia.
  • No pain throughout your treatment.

The Perio Protect system is easy to use and is proven to kill harmful bacteria in just 72 hours. Your symptoms will start to disappear within a few days of starting the medication. You can enjoy the confidence of fresh breath and a beautiful smile in no time.

Give Us a Call Today.

We are prepared to resolve your halitosis. Give us a call today, so we can help you on the road to recovery.