Santa Cruz Dentist – Heit Family Dentist offers halitosis treatment. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can result from many causes. In many cases, halitosis is caused by bacteria within the mouth that creates volatile sulfur compounds, resulting in foul smelling breath. Halitosis can occur due to a number of medical and oral health conditions, including problems related to the digestive system, lungs and throat, as well as systemic diseases. Gum disease, tooth decay, plaque build-up and dry mouth can also result in bad breath. Smoking and consumption of alcoholic beverages can exacerbate the problem.
Halitosis Treatment Santa Cruz CA
The first step in treating halitosis, or bad breath, is to determine the root cause of the problem. It is important to pinpoint whether bad breath is a result of poor oral hygiene, dental or gum-related problems, or more serious health issues. Once the dental professionals at Heit Family Dentistry have determined the cause of bad breath, they can then provide the proper halitosis treatment. Patient education aimed at promoting effective oral and dental hygiene regimens also help to prevent bad breath from occurring.
If you are interested in learning more about halitosis treatment in our Heit Family dental office, contact us today at 831-423-3364
Treatment of Halitosis
Heit Family Dentistry has been providing a full range of dental services, including options such as halitosis treatment, within our family dental practice in Santa Cruz CA since the 1980′s. Dr. Jessica Heit is continuing the tradition of quality dental care begun by her father, Dr. Alan Heit. We have general dentistry procedures for patients, in addition to treatment of halitosis, in our state-of-the-art dental office on Cedar Street.